Amelia Perry Pride's Dorchester Home

Amelia Perry Pride's Dorchester Home (HM1OT8)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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N 37° 24.255', W 79° 9.123'

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Near this spot stood a small frame house known
as Dorchester Home or Old Folks Home for
impoverished former slave women.
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.
HM NumberHM1OT8
Marker NumberQ-6 30
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663556 N 4141321
Decimal Degrees37.40425000, -79.15205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.255', W 79° 9.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 15.3" N, 79° 9' 7.38" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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