Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y

Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y (HM10US)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 26.198', W 79° 10.032'

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In 1951, the National Gallery of Art established a secret emergency repository (Code named Project Y) for its distinguished collection of art on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The specially designed reinforced concrete building, situated at the end of Quinlan Street, was built for use in the event of national crisis during the Cold War. In exchange for ownership and use of the facility, the college made it available to the National Gallery for 50 years for emergency purposes. The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust financed its construction. The building is now the home of the college's Maier Museum of Art.
HM NumberHM10US
Marker NumberQ-6 24
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 662145 N 4144888
Decimal Degrees37.43663333, -79.16720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.198', W 79° 10.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 11.88" N, 79° 10' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2301-2303 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg VA 24503, US
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