VA-Q5G Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Marker text: FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934)

One block west on Church Street is the site of the Henry P. Richardson house where Frederick Delius lived while teaching music at Roanoke Female College, now Averett. An unsuccessful orange grower in Florida, the Britisher Delius worked in Danville in 1885-1886 to earn return passage to Europe where he pursued a musical career, becoming an internationally acclaimed composer.

Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, 1985.

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