Dewitt-Wharton Manufacturing Company Building

Constructed in 1906, the DeWitt-Wharton Manufacturing Company Building is emblematic of the rise during the early 20th century of a thriving textile industry in the City of Lynchburg, after the […]

Carnegie Hall

Established in 1903 as Virginia Christian College, the second-oldest co-educational institution in Virginia (Bridgewater College is the oldest), the University of Lynchburg (previously also known as Lynchburg College) completed construction […]

Hayes Hall

Hayes Hall was formerly the main building of Virginia College and Virginia Seminary, founded in 1886 as an institution espousing the self-help educational principles for African Americans advocated by Booker […]

Hopwood Hall

Lynchburg College’s Hopwood Hall, constructed in 1909, was the first purposely built academic hall at the college, one of the oldest in Virginia founded as a co-educational institution. The building […]

Twelfth Street Industrial Historic District

With the completion of the Lynchburg and Salem Turnpike in 1836, the 12th Street corridor became a gateway from western regions to the city’s commercial heart. In the mid-1800s, 12th […]

Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1

The Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1 began operations in 1900 and for the next seven decades played a prominent role in the city’s economy and culture, becoming a well-known city landmark. […]

Pierce Street Historic District

The Pierce Street Historic District, a historically black residential neighborhood south of Lynchburg’s central business district, covers about five acres. Following use as a military camp and hospital during the […]