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Holdbrook-Ross Historic District Q-7-d | Marker History

Holdbrook-Ross Historic District Marker, Q-7-d

The Holbrook-Ross Historic District, named for two major streets, is significant as the first neighborhood in Danville for African American professionals. Lawyers, ministers, dentists and physicians, as well as, business owners, insurance agents, postal clerks, and skilled craftsmen, made it their home in the late 19th century. It grew rapidly during the 1880s following the construction of the Danville School, the city's public school for blacks. By the turn of the 20th century, Holbrook Street had become Danville's foremost black residential address. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1999
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Danville
Physical Description of Location: Danville, VA 24541. Located on Ross Street, less than 1/5 of a mile northwest of the intersection of Ross Street and Main Street (Rt. 293). Marker is on the right when traveling northwest on Ross Street.
GPS Location: 36.581857,-79.401962
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