Elliewood Avenue

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Elliewood Avenue is a road just off of University Avenue in the Corner District which houses many eateries frequented by UVA students.

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Eliza Mason Page, a descendant of George Mason, opened a rooming house business in the previous home of Richard Anderson, founder of the Anderson Brothers Bookstore at 3 Elliewood Avenue (now the site of Ragged Mountain Running Shop).


Miss Ellie Wood Page Keith Baxter, daughter of Eliza Mason Page. Little Ellie Wood thought of the tenants of her mother's rooming house, many UVA students, as big brothers. One afternoon, they stuck a sign onto a telephone pole at the corner of the street that said, “Ellie Wood Avenue.” The sign was eventually taken down, but the name stuck. [1] First street in the city bearing a woman's name.



Community alerts

On November 11, 2022, at 6:08 PM, UVA Police received several calls of a person firing what is believed to be a "BB" type projectile from a passing gray or silver sedan within the 100 block of Rugby Road and within the area of Elliewood Avenue. No injuries have been reported at this time.[2]

On January 1, 2020, a man wearing a mask shot a gun into the bar at 11 Elliewood Avenue just after midnight, injuring one. There were no reported victims at the scene, but one woman did walk into the UVA Health System's Emergency Department, saying she had a gunshot wound she had received at the reported location around 1 a.m.[3]


  1. https://uvamagazine.org/articles/the_golden_age_of_the_rooming_house_matrons
  2. {{https://charlottesville.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=685|title=No Injuries Reported Following Friday Morning Shots Fired Incident on Elliewood Avenue|last|first|publishdate=May 28, 2021|publisher=City of Charlottesville|archive-url|archive-date|dead-url|accessdate=June 2, 2021}}
  3. Web. Woman shot on Elliewood Avenue on New Year's morning, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 3, 2020, retrieved January 3, 2020. Print. January 3, 2020 page A3.