Dates: 2016

Collection Number: MS 621

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder (72 pages).

Creators/Collectors: Ford, Benjamin P.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: National Register of Historic Places Nomination Paperwork for The Foster Site, MS 621, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Foster Site is located on the grounds of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. The Site is significant for its intact and well-preserved archaeological resources. The Foster family occupied the site for nearly 80 years and the site is representative of antebellum working-class housing in Virginia. Additionally, the Foster Site represents experiences of free African American women and their children. Catherine Foster was a free person of color and interacted as a laundress and seamstress within the greater Charlottesville landscape.

Scope and Content: The form is a copy of the application to have the Foster Site listed on the National Register. Photos of the site, artifacts found on site, the land plot and archaeological dig photos are included in the paperwork.


  • Ford, Benjamin, P.
  • Foster, Catherine.

Family Names: Foster family.


  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Virginia -- Charlottesville
  • Foster family
  • Free African Americans -- Virginia -- Charlottesville
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • University of Virginia

Record Types: Reports.