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

Ellison Hall

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
1. Ellison Hall Marker
Inscription.  Originally named the Porter Hall Science Building, John Malcus Ellison Hall was dedicated in 1968 in honor of Virginia Union's fourth president. Dr. John Ellison was the first African American and Virginia Union alumnus to serve as president of the University. He was sworn in as president in 1941 and his term ended in 1955, but he continued to serve in Virginia Union as chancellor and professor until his death in 1979.
 
Erected 2012 by Virginia Union University.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.67′ N, 77° 27.045′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from North Lombardy Street west of Brook Road, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Virginia Union University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 North 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. Coburn Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickford Hall (within shouting distance of
Ellison Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
2. Ellison Hall Marker
this marker); Virginia Union University 150th Anniversary Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huntley Hall (about 300 feet away); Henderson Center (about 400 feet away); Martin E. Gray Hall (about 400 feet away); Virginia Union University (about 600 feet away); First Southern African American Girl Scouts (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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