Moses Myers, House 1792

Moses Myers, House 1792 (HMNGK)

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

N 36° 51.011', W 76° 17.245'

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Moses Myers (1753-1835) was a shipping merchant who came to Norfolk in 1787 from New York. He acquired this site in September 1791 and built his distinguished Federal town house in 1792. It was one of the early brick buildings to be constructed in Norfolk after the destruction of the town during the Revolution. The distinctive dining room and kitchen were built about 10 years later. In addition to his shipping business on Market Square, Myers became the superintendent of the Norfolk branch of the Bank of Richmond. He was active in public affairs as well, holding diplomatic positions in Denmark in 1812 and in Holland in 1819. In 1828 he was appointed Collector of Customs for Norfolk by President John Quincy Adams. The Myers family continued to own and occupy the house until 1931. Th house welcomed many distinguished visitors over the years including Stephen Decatur, the Marquis de Lafaytette, James Monroe, Henry Clay, General Winfield Scott, President William Howard Taft, and President Theodore Roosevelt.
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Placed ByCity of Norfolk
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 385223 N 4079026
Decimal Degrees36.85018333, -76.28741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.011', W 76° 17.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 0.66" N, 76° 17' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 323 E Freemason St, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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