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The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Central Virginia

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Bowser Library; Dill House
1830, 1918. 1991, renovations, Fry and Welch. 00 E. Clay St.

German immigrant Adolf Dill built this neoclassical structure as a suburban villa. When African Americans moved into this portion of Jackson Ward in the early twentieth century, it was adapted to become an African American women's club and circulating library. Most recently it has been transformed into a museum.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Central Virginia", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 235-235.

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