Grace Evelyn Arents

Grace Evelyn Arents (HMG56)

Location: Richmond, VA 23220
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N 37° 32.514', W 77° 27.163'

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Grace Evelyn Arents worked tirelessly as an urban reformer and philanthropist to improve the daily life of individuals regardless of race, gender, or class. She developed a church complex that included St. Andrews Episcopal Church, St. Andrew's School, the Grace Arents Free Library, a teachers' house, and a medical clinic. Arents also established a night school for working children, built public baths and playgrounds, and funded numerous social programs. She supported the formation of the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association. Her legacy continues in the activities of St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew's School, and the William Byrd Community House in Oregon Hill.
HM NumberHMG56
Marker NumberSA 80
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283308 N 4157817
Decimal Degrees37.54190000, -77.45271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.514', W 77° 27.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 30.84" N, 77° 27' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 Idlewood Ave, Richmond VA 23220, US
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