Pierce Street Historic Markets Will Soon Be At Seven

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has approved two more historic markers for Pierce Street in Lynchburg. The neighborhood is rich with black history; and the markers will bring the total number to seven along the notable street. The signs commemorate the Amelia Perry Pride Dorchester Home, a retirement community for freed slaves, and Camp Davis, a Civil War camp that became a refuge for freed slaves during Reconstruction. The buildings no longer exist, though local historians had to provide extensive documentation with each application; the markers are expected to be up before the fall of the year.

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