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

Appointed to Serve

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, November 10, 2014
1. Appointed to Serve Marker
Inscription.  Founded by the Presbyterian Church U.S. in 1914, the Assembly’s Training School was the church’s first coeducational "lay workers" school. Through the school, women barred from seminary received a theological education. Among the earliest faculty were women who taught social welfare, Christian ethics, and practicum at the 17th Street Mission, Richmond factories, and parts of Appalachia. Students and professors broke gender and racial boundaries, even creating an integrated roller rink and housing participants of the Poor People’s March in the 1960s. Renamed the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 1959, the school is now part of Union Presbyterian Seminary.
 
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 37° 34.748′ N, 77° 27.024′ W. Marker is in Richmond
Brook Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 10, 2014
2. Brook Rd (facing north)
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, Virginia. Marker is on Brook Road near Westwood Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3406 Brook Road, Richmond VA 23227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richmond Defences (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. P. Hill (approx. ¾ mile away); White Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Southern African American Girl Scouts (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henderson Center (approx. 1.2 miles away); Virginia Union University (approx. 1.2 miles away); Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Huntley Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Brook Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 10, 2014
3. Brook Rd (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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