Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Leigh Street Armory
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-102.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 37° 32.996′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 W Leigh St, 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. Ebenezer Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richmond’s First African American Police Officers (about 500 feet away); Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Jasper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officer Vernon L. Jarrelle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Sidney Gilpin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia. (Submitted on April 18, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.