Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“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)
 

John Miller House

 
 
John Miller House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
1. John Miller House Marker
Inscription. John Miller, a free black cooper and minister, built this house about 1858. It is significant as a rare surviving antebellum house in Richmond constructed by and for a free African American family. More than two thousand free blacks lived in Richmond at the time of the Civil War; at least two hundred of them were homeowners. Miller was an influential member of the small free black community that existed in present-day Oregon Hill. Originally erected at 614 S. Laurel Street, the dwelling moved to its present location in 1917, two blocks to the west of here at 617 S. Cherry Street, by Richmond businessman Moses Nunnally.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-61.)
 
Location. 37° 32.185′ N, 77° 26.98′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Holly Street near S. Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 & 301), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industrial Recycling (about 800 feet away); Neighborhoods at Tredegar
John Miller House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
2. John Miller House Marker
The Virginia War Memorial is in the background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Richmondís Historic Riverfront (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belle Isle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making Machines at Tredegar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert E. Lee Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tredegar Rolling Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
 
The John Miller House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
3. The John Miller House
617 S. Cherry Street
Oregon Hill Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
4. Oregon Hill Historic District
This nearby pavillion is marked with a Virginia Historical Landmark Plaque, which designates the entire area as having historical significance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement