The Block

The Block (HM1GCY)

Location: Charleston, WV 25301 Kanawha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 21.1', W 81° 37.715'

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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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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 445076 N 4245021
Decimal Degrees38.35166667, -81.62858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.1', W 81° 37.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 6" N, 81° 37' 42.9" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 633-671 Shrewsbury St, Charleston WV 25301, US
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