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122-0017 Moses Myers House

Moses Myers House
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VLR Listing Date 12/02/1969

NRHP Listing Date 02/16/1970

NPS property number 70000874

One of Virginia’s the finest examples of Federal architecture, this splendid town house was completed ca. 1792 for Moses Myers, a New York merchant who settled in Norfolk after the Revolution. Myers, the first Jew to take up permanent residence in Norfolk, held several important mercantile and public offices including president of the Common Council and collector of customs. Along with the Taylor Whittle house, the Myers house illustrates the sophisticated life style enjoyed in this port city in the early 19th century. Contrasting with its restrained exterior are the rich Adam style interior decorations including ceilings, mantels, and cornices embellished with intricate composition ornaments. Members of the Myers family occupied the house until the 1930s. The house along with most of its original furnishings are now exhibited by the Chrysler Museum.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018