One block west on Church Street is the site of the Henry P. Richardson house where Frederick Delius lived while teaching music at Roanoke Female College, now Averett. An unsuccessful orange grower in Florida, the Britisher Delius worked in Danville in 1885-1886 to earn return passage to Europe where he pursued a musical career, becoming an internationally acclaimed composer.
Geographic Location: Danville
Physical Description of Location: Danville, VA 24540. Located on North Main Street (Rt. 360), 0.5 miles north of the intersection of North Main Street (Rt. 360) and Riverside Drive (Hwy 58). Marker is on the left when traveling north on North Main Street (Rt. 360).
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