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Historical Significance John Ferris Bell (January 14, 1890 - October 10, 1959) was born and educated in Petersburg, Virginia. Following his graduation from Hampton Institute, he taught tailoring for four years at Lincoln Institute in Jefferson City,…

Historical Significance In the 1880s, Mill C. Gray traveled from Nansemond County, Virginia, to Cape Charles in Northampton County. Gray established himself as a carpenter and built many of the early houses in Cape Charles, several of which still…

Historical Significance Today occupied by Founders Park, the area known as Fishtown developed in the 1850s. As fishing season began each spring, throngs of fishmongers rented wood to build shacks along the wharves, dismantling them at the end of the…

Historical Significance In 1940, Finley Recreation Center, compromising a skating rink and dancing hall, was opened for an African-American clientele by Dr. Taylor F. Finley. Dr. Finley, whose office was located at 232 East Piccadilly Street from…

Historical Significance The site of the Evans Hotel has been home to a number of African-American businesses. In 1914, Harriet Bell operated a beauty shop here. In 1947, Hattie Bell operated a grocery store from a side entrance (required due to…

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Historical Significance The Dunlop Tobacco Factory, built in 1888, is one of Petersburg's many 19th-century industrial buildings. In 1892 it employed over 700 people and produced more than two million pounds of tobacco a year. As in the rest of the…

Historical Significance Cartwright Funeral Home has served the community of Winchester for nearly a century. It was established by Robert S. Painter in the mid-1930's as a funeral home for Winchester's black residents and first located on East Pall…

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