Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public research university in . VCU was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854.

Landmarks in the Area

Warren W. Brandt Hall is a 17-story dormitory, that is located on the northeast corner of the Monroe Park campus. Photo: Jeff Auth, CC BY 3.0.

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in , , is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond. is situated 470 feet southwest of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo: Gamgee, Public domain.

Monroe Park is a 7.5 acres landscaped located 1 mile northwest of the Building in . is situated 480 feet southeast of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Ginter House is the historic 1892 former residence of Lewis Ginter. is situated 640 feet northwest of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Localities in the Area

Monroe Ward is a historic neighborhood in Downtown Richmond. Photo: Jhw57, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Jackson Ward is a historically African-American district in with a long tradition of African-American businesses. Photo: Morgan Riley, CC BY 3.0.

Oregon Hill is a historic working-class neighborhood in . Photo: Morgan Riley, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Fan is a district of , so named because of the "fan" shape of the array of streets that extend west from Belvidere Street, on the eastern edge of Monroe Park, westward to the Boulevard. is situated 1 mile west of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo: Nisansapsali, Public domain.

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