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

Virginia Union University

 
 
Virginia Union University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
1. Virginia Union University Marker
Inscription.
The result of the merging on this site in 1899 of two institutions founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society as follows:

1865 - Richmond Theological School for Freemen
1865 - Wayland Seminary, Washington, D.C.
1932 - Hartshorn Memorial College (opened in 1883 for the training of women) united with the university.
 
Location. 37° 33.743′ N, 77° 26.92′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Lombardy Street and Brook Road, on the right when traveling south on North Lombardy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 N Lombardy Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Virginia Union University (approx. ľ mile away); Maggie Lena Walker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hartshorn Memorial College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baconís Quarter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmondís First African American Police Officers (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker.
Virginia Union University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Virginia Union University Marker
The avant-garde tower in the background is a VUU landmark, the Belgium Pavilion from the 1939 New York World's Fair.
An identical marker is located 0.2 miles south.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Union University History. (Submitted on September 24, 2014.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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