Friday April 1, 2016 @ 12 noon
Tour meets at noon at the old Coke bottling plant at 709 N. Augusta Street across from the Staunton Public Library.
The Sunnyside neighborhood (adjacent to the Stuart Addition Historic District) is a historically African American community with a vibrant history and culture. This close-knit neighborhood was a very important part of Staunton with its businesses, churches and connections to the surrounding institutions. This area also included a theater, grocery stores, “clubs”, a T.J. Collins designed school, and even it’s own brick making facility. We will tour these sites and enjoy hearing directly from those who have childhood memories and stories of the community as well as a local writer, and others.
Join us as we take a walk through the community of Sunnyside.
Sunnyside Neighborhood Tour Photographs
Sunnyside Neighborhood Tour Handout
Sunnyside Neighborhood Map, 1914
Sunnyside Neighborhood Map, ca. 1950
Sunnyside Neighborhood Map, 2015