Starr Hill
Dr. John A. Jackson Home & Office    125 Fourth Street NW Private Access

After receiving a D.D.S. degree from Howard University in 1914, Dr. Jackson began a successful dental practice in this house where he and his wife Otelia Love raised seven children. Two of their sons, Ellard “Punjab” and George Franklin, became prominent dentists in Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Mrs. Jackson was grand secretary of the Order of Eastern Star of Virginia for thirty years. As president of the Charlottesville Crusade for Voters, an organization she helped organize in 1959, she was responsible for the registration of many Black voters. The Jacksons provided a recreation site for African American children at their country property in Union Ridge.