“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
1. Virginia Union University Marker
The result of the merging on this site in 1899 of two institutions founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society as follows:

1865 - Richmond Theological School for Freemen
1865 - Wayland Seminary, Washington, D.C.
1932 - Hartshorn Memorial College (opened in 1883 for the training of women) united with the university.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series list.
Location. 37° 33.743′ N, 77° 26.92′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Lombardy Street and Brook Road, on the right when traveling south on North Lombardy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 N Lombardy Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Union University 150th Anniversary Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Southern African American Girl Scouts (about 500 feet away);
Virginia Union University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Virginia Union University Marker
The avant-garde tower in the background is a VUU landmark, the Belgium Pavilion from the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Huntley Hall (about 500 feet away); Henderson Center (about 500 feet away); White Hall (about 700 feet away); Ellison Hall (about 700 feet away); Coburn Hall (about 800 feet away); Pickford Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. An identical marker is located 0.2 miles south.
Also see . . .  Virginia Union University History. (Submitted on September 24, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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