Downtown Norfolk Financial Historic District

In the 1950s, the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) carried out a series of urban renewal and redevelopment programs to reshape downtown. These programs, […]

Cruser Place Historic District

In 1906, the Cruser Place Company envisioned a subdivision arising on marshland annexed by the City of Norfolk in 1902. The company’s plans required extensive private-public infrastructure improvements and significant […]

J. Eugene Diggs Residence

Built between 1919 and 1923 for esteemed African American attorney J. Eugene Diggs, the Diggs Residence in Norfolk is significant for its owner’s steadfast, forceful civil rights activism and his […]

Norfolk Fire Department Station No. 12

The City of Norfolk constructed the two-story Norfolk Fire Department Station No. 12 in 1923 during the city’s “great annexation” of territory. Following a popular trend of the early 20th […]

Christ Church

Christ Church was constructed in 1828, a year after its predecessor was destroyed in a fire.  This sophisticated Classical Revival building was used by Norfolk’s oldest Episcopal congregation until 1910, […]

Virginia National Bank Headquarters Historic District

Centered on a 308-foot-tall, 24-story skyscraper, Norfolk’s Virginia National Bank Headquarters Historic District is an outstanding example of mid-20th-century Modern skyscraper design that embodies the era’s construction methods in southeast […]

Talbot Hall

Constructed around 1802, Talbot Hall in the city of Norfolk has a more than 150-year association with the locally prominent Talbot family, who occupied the dwelling from its plantation era […]

Norfolk & Western Railroad Historic District

Norfolk & Western Railroad Historic District in Norfolk, dates back to 1884, when a rail spur to Lambert’s Point was constructed. The district’s architecture reflects its historic development as a […]

Security Storage & Safe Deposit Company Warehouse

At the time of its listing, Norfolk’s Security Storage & Safe Deposit Company Warehouse, constructed in 1916, was one of only two intact large-scale industrial buildings remaining in the downtown […]

Norfolk Auto Row Historic District

Norfolk Auto Row Historic District, which in addition to structures associated with the sales and service of automobiles, includes buildings affiliated with Norfolk’s major newspaper, television, and radio enterprises, as […]