“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Norfolk College for Young Ladies

Norfolk College for Young Ladies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
1. Norfolk College for Young Ladies Marker
Inscription. On this site was the Norfolk College for Young Ladies, which was chartered on February 20, 1880 with Capt. John L. Roper as President of the Board. The school was designed by James H Calrow, one of Norfolk's leading architects at the time. It opened that year with 125 students. The school offered educational opportunities for young women both in the traditional academic subjects and in such social refinements as music, drawing, deportment, elocution, and "mental and moral science." When the public school expanded programs for women, the College closed. Its last class graduated 1899. An active Alumnae Association supported young Norfolk women with grants and scholarships for many years. College Place, originally Green Bush Street and later Washington Street, was named for the College in mid-1880s. The building became the Algonquin Hotel in 1905, in time to accommodate visitors to the Jamestown Exposition. The name was changed to the Hotel Edwards in 1918 and to the Hotel Lee in 1936. Stores occupied the first floor until the building burned and was demolished in 1983.
Erected by City of Norfolk.
Location. 36° 51′ N, 76° 17.433′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Granby Street and College Place on Granby Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Granby St, Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Tazewell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tripoli Street (about 500 feet away); Epworth United Methodist Church, 1894 (about 500 feet away); Monticello Hotel, 1898 (about 700 feet away); Margaret Douglass (about 700 feet away); Town Back Creek and Stone Bridge (about 800 feet away); Taylor-Whittle House, 1791 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moses Myers, House 1792 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2014, by Thomas P. McPherson of Staunton, Virginia. Photo   1. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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