The Block

The Block (HM1GCH)

Location: Charleston, WV 25301 Kanawha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 21.004', W 81° 37.828'

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Heart of the black community, area was the center for black business, education, religion, and social life but also had Greek, Italian, Lebanese and Syrian businesses. Many local black leaders had ties to the area, which declined due to 1960s urban renewal and interstate system. Named first local historic district in 2011, the 25-acre area has five National Register sites.
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HM NumberHM1GCH
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByCharleston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 444910 N 4244844
Decimal Degrees38.35006667, -81.63046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.004', W 81° 37.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 0.24" N, 81° 37' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 432 Shrewsbury St, Charleston WV 25301, US
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