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Mark St. John Erickson

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Mark St. John Erickson covers Hampton Roads history and museums for the Daily Press, where he's won 17 awards from the Virginia Press Association. Born in Portsmouth, he lived in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Yorktown and Williamsburg as well as overseas while growing up as the son of a Navy civil engineer. He graduated from York High School, the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia and now lives with his wife and son in Hampton's Victoria Boulevard Historic District.

Recent Articles

  • Williamsburg's First Baptist Church dates back more than 200 years

    Williamsburg's First Baptist Church dates back more than 200 years

    This is an excerpt from a Feb. 2015 story, Black History milestones played out in Williamsburg, about the founding of Williamsburg's first black church, First Baptist Church: Sparked by a free black itinerant preacher known as Moses, a small flock of African-Americans living in and around Williamsburg...

  • Endangered list embraces Jamestown Road houses

    Endangered list embraces Jamestown Road houses

    WILLIAMSBURG — A line of early-1900s Jamestown Road houses owned by the College of William and Mary and slated for demolition under its master plan has been listed in Preservation Virginia's 2015 roll of the state's "Most Endangered Historic Places." Originally numbering 12 in all, two of the wood-frame...

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