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- 1895 – Percy Payne appointed keeper of the engine house and driver of the horses for the Charlottesville Hose, Hook and Ladder Company. Later that year, on October 27, The University of Virginia Rotunda and its adjoining structures burned. Often referred to locally as The Great Fire.
- 1900 – A. V. Conway, a well known businessman of the city, assumed the business management of The Daily Progress.
- 1916 – The City of Charlottesville annexed land from Albemarle County.