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Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
1. Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home Marker
Inscription. Near this spot stood a small frame house known as Dorchester Home or Old Folks Home for impoverished former slave women. Established in 1897 by Hampton Institute graduate and Lynchburg public school principal Amelia Perry Pride (1857-1932), it provided shelter, fuel, clothing, and food for its residents until their deaths. Following Hampton Institute’s principle of uplifting her race through self-help, Pride was a passionate advocate of African American and Virginia Indian education. In Lynchburg, she provided scholarships for many young women seeking higher education and established sewing and cooking schools for women and men entering vocational fields.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6 30.)
 
Location. 37° 24.255′ N, 79° 9.123′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Pierce Street south of 13th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.W. Seay (a few steps from this marker); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Anne Spencer House
Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
2. Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pauline Weeden Maloney (about 400 feet away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (about 500 feet away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (about 500 feet away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Festival in historic Lynchburg neighborhood celebrates two new historical markers. 2014 article by Amy Trent in the Lynchburg News & Advance. (Submitted on October 24, 2015.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
3. Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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