Four original houses remain, representing Portsmouth’s first middle-class African American community, established in 1890. Lincolnsville was an area of about 34 acres and operated as a city within a city with schools, churches, and lodges. After years of economic decline, Portsmouth’s City Council designated Lincolnsville as its first urban renewal project during the 1950s. The site is included on the Path to History Walking Tour.
Representing Portsmouth’s first middle-class African American community, established in 1890.
600 block of North Street Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
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