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

Appointed to Serve

 
 
Appointed to Serve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 10, 2014
1. Appointed to Serve Marker
Inscription. Founded by the Presbyterian Church U.S. in 1914, the Assembly’s Training School was the church’s first coeducational "lay workers" school. Through the school, women barred from seminary received a theological education. Among the earliest faculty were women who taught social welfare, Christian ethics, and practicum at the 17th Street Mission, Richmond factories, and parts of Appalachia. Students and professors broke gender and racial boundaries, even creating an integrated roller rink and housing participants of the Poor People’s March in the 1960s. Renamed the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in 1959, the school is now part of Union Presbyterian Seminary.
 
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-108.)
 
Location. 37° 34.748′ N, 77° 27.024′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook Road near Westwood Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3406 Brook Road, Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richmond Defences (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. P. Hill (approx. ľ mile away); Virginia Union University
Brook Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 10, 2014
2. Brook Rd (facing north)
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Virginia Union University 150th Anniversary Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coburn Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richmond Locomotive Works (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Virginia Union University (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Brook Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 10, 2014
3. Brook Rd (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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