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The Charlottesville-Albemarle collaborative encyclopedia
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What is Cvillepedia?

Cvillepedia is a wiki dedicated to sharing and building community knowledge and history about the people, places, and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. This site is built with the same software as Wikipedia and is a free, public, collaborative encyclopedia that anyone can edit and improve. Cvillepedia is a volunteer run project with hosting provided by Michael Holroyd and maintained by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.

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Popular Articles

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Charlottesville folk artist Frances Brand painted nearly 150 portraits she considered notable in her "Firsts" series.
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Sena Magill became the first member of City Council to resign in many decades. Who was the last? The answer is on cvillepedia!
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Julian Bond (1940-2015) worked at the University of Virginia as a history professor from 1992-2012, while simultaneously serving as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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The Charlottesville Electoral Board is considering changes to the precinct boundaries that would change two polling places, affecting about 40 percent of the city's registered voters. Public hearing will be held in January 2023.
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The Dewberry Hotel is a partially constructed building on the Downtown Mall, proposed as a nine-story, 100-room luxury hotel. The idea was to build a $30 million, nine-story luxury boutique hotel. Construction was abandoned in January 2009. The Charlottesville City Council directed staff in January 2016 to pursue legal action to either force construction or to force public acquisition through eminent domain.
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Fifeville is a city-designated neighborhood in southwest Charlottesville. The neighborhood contains Tonsler Park, Forest Hills Park, and Fifeville Park, as well as Buford Middle School and the Smith Aquatic Center. Parts of the neighborhood are part of the Fifeville-Castle Hill Historic District.