The City of Charlottesville’s Comprehensive Plan recommended survey of the 10th and Page neighborhood to provide needed documentation of resources, enabling the City and its residents to better understand the architectural and historic significance of the neighborhood and assist in future planning. Additionally, this survey supports the responsibilities of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces to inventory places important to Charlottesville’s African American community. Residents have identified threats to the 10th and Page neighborhood including encroaching development and demolitions of existing structures.
106 Group conducted a reconnaissance architectural history survey of 338 properties built pre-1960 and prepared a Preliminary Information Form (PIF) for the proposed 10th and Page Historic District.
106 Group recommended the 10th and Page Historic District as potentially eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in African American heritage, social history, and as a concentrated collection of early to mid-twentieth century vernacular architecture. The Preliminary Information Form was well-received and approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, earning a very high rating, and the State Review Board. Our work documented the largest concentration of resources associated with Charlottesville’s African American history and provided a critical planning tool for the City and community moving forward.