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Virginia Randolph Cottage

Virginia Randolph Cottage
Virginia Randolph Cottage
Location 2200 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia

37°39′39″N 77°28′56″W / 37.66083°N 77.48222°W / 37.66083; -77.48222Coordinates: 37°39′39″N 77°28′56″W / 37.66083°N 77.48222°W / 37.66083; -77.48222

Built 1937
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74002126
 # 043-0043
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 2, 1974[2]
Designated NHL December 2, 1974[3]
Designated  March 18, 1975[1]

Virginia Randolph Cottage, also known as Virginia E. Randolph Museum, Virginia Cardwell Cottage, or Home Economics Cottage, is a building that was built in 1937 in Glen Allen, Virginia, United States. It was the home economics building of the Virginia Randolph Training School, a vocational school. Virginia E. Randolph (1874–1958), who was a black woman, was a teacher and a teacher educator for 55 years.

Randolph reportedly had an office in the building, and it is now a museum commemorating her life. Her gravesite is on the grounds.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[3][4]


External links

  • Virginia Randolph Cottage, Henrico County, one photo at Virginia DHR
  • Historic American Building Survey
  • The Museum In Memory Of Virginia E. Randolph
  • TV Interview about the museum

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