Town Back Creek and Stone Bridge

Town Back Creek and Stone Bridge (HME06)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
Country: United States of America

N 36° 50.874', W 76° 17.442'

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Town Back Creek, extend?ing east?wardly from the Elizabeth River almost to St. Paul's Church, was the north?ern end of the orig?i?nal town of Norfolk. By the early 1800's new res?i?den?tial devel?op?ment had occurred north of the creek. Two early foot?bridges con?nected this newer area to the old town, one at Catherine (now Bank) Street in 1798 and one at Granby Street in 1801. In 1818 - 1819 the one at Granby Street was replaced by Stone Bridge. It was built by William H. Jennings and was dis?tin?guished by an arched rise at its cen?ter. The bridge remained a local land?mark until 1884 when filling of Town Back Creek to Granby Street was completed. City Hall Avenue was devel?oped in 1885 as a grand boule?vard from the City Hall (now MacArthur Memorial) to Granby Street. Most of the remain?der of Town Back Creek was filled by 1905 and City Hall Avenue was extended west?ward. Major contruc?tion at this cor?ner included the Monticello Hotel in 1898 and the Royster Building in 1912.
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HM NumberHME06
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384927 N 4078776
Decimal Degrees36.84790000, -76.29070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.874', W 76° 17.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 52.44" N, 76° 17' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112-120 E City Hall Ave, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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