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Holly Knoll

Gloucester, VA

Holly Knoll at Cappahosic is the Georgian style retirement home of the late Dr. Robert Russa Moton. Dr. Moton was one of the most influential African American leaders of the 1920s and 30s. He served as the second President of the Tuskegee Institute. He advised five U.S. Presidents. In 1935, he retired to Holly Knoll, the elegant manor house which overlooks the York River. Like its first owner, Holly Knoll stands dignified and gracious—stately and welcoming. Holly Knoll is listed on both the Virginia and the National Historic registries. From 1935 until Dr. Moton’s death in 1940, Holly Knoll welcomed leaders of the African American political, intellectual, and entertainment community.


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