Starr Hill neighborhood
|Starr Hill neighborhood|
*Confirm attendance boundaries for individual homes with school divisions
Starr Hill got its name because it was home to many educated and wealthy black families, or "Stars." The origin of the extra "r" in "Starr" is unknown.
History Week Celebration
On May 29, 2012, Pat Edwards led community members on a walking tour of the Starr Hill neighborhood. The knowledge she shared (below) was based largely on her personal memory as a lifelong resident of Charlottesville and current Starr Hill resident.
J.F. Bell Funeral Home, the first black funeral home in Charlottesville.
Former home of Charles Bullock, who started the first YMCA in Charlottesville.
Former home of Ruth Wyatt Coles, a school teacher.
Former home of Rebecca McGinness and important gathering spot for the Starr Hill neighborhood.
This home, currently located on 5th Street, was moved to make room for the Jefferson School.
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- Web. Neighborhood Page, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 22 Feb 2012.
- Edwards, Pat. "Starr Hill Neighborhood Walking Tour." np. Starr Hill, Charlottesville, VA. 29 May 2012. Lecture.
- Print: Starr Hill Section Receives Funding, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Worrell Newspaper group September 6, 1978, Page .