10th & Page neighborhood

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10th & Page neighborhood


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10th & Page neighborhood is a one of eighteen designated neighborhoods (Planning Areas) in the city. Named for a street intersection near the center of the neighborhood. The 10th and Page neighborhood is one of Charlottesville's most compact neighborhoods, consisting of 83.86 acres. [1]

A planned historic survey of the neighborhood was delayed in November 2019 after some residents expressed concern about its purpose. A meeting was held on December 5, 2019. [2] [3]


Much of the neighborhood was developed by John West, an emancipated slave who purchased land and subdivided it for African American families in the late 19th and early 20th century. The neighborhood was kept predominantly Black throughout the 20th century due to the work of people like Charles H. Brown who sought to ensure ownership stayed within African American families. [2]


The City worked with the Piedmont Housing Alliance to purchase thirteen single family homes for renovation. Some of these properties have been resold to individual families in the hopes of increasing a family-oriented neighborhood.[when?]

Geographical features

At one point, Schenck's Branch ran openly ran through the neighborhood until a child drowned and it was covered up. 9th Street was at one point called Alfonso Street. [1]

Prominent residents


1957 map of street system before urban renewal projects to reduce access

In the spring of 2016, the city of Charlottesville made changes to the roadway as part of a project funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant program.

June 2020 Historic Survey

An 89-page architectural history survey was presented to the city in June 2020 by the 106 Group, a cultural resources research company. The work looked at 338 (or 344) properties, including 238 that had not been surveyed before. The result is a preliminary information form (PIF) that could be the basis of a nomination for a historic district recognized by the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia. This district would cover a period of construction from 1870 to 1970. [4]

Six of the properties are already designated in Charlottesville as individually-protected properties.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Snapshot of 2006 CCDC Neighborhood page, Web page, Charlottesville Community Design Center, retrieved September 28, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Historical survey for 10th and Page neighborhood delayed, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 28, 2019, retrieved November 29, 2019. Print. November 29, 2019 page A1.
  3. Web. Residents hesitant to support 10th and Page historical survey, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 6, 2019, retrieved December 7, 2019. Print. December 6, 2019 page A1.
  4. Web. [https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/afdb0cf9/files/uploaded/RECONNAISSANCE%20ARCHETECTURAL%20HISTORY%20SURVEY.pdf 10th and Page Neighborhood Reconnaissance Architectural History Survey], Erin Que, Report, 106 Group, June 2020, retrieved December 26, 2020.

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