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Civic and Cultural Centers, Norfolk, Virginia, Planning Records

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Civic and Cultural Centers, Norfolk, Virginia, Planning Records, 1951-1956 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Will Hopkins

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Collection Overview

Title: Civic and Cultural Centers, Norfolk, Virginia, Planning Records, 1951-1956Add to your cart.

ID: 002/RG 08/0000-003

Primary Creator: Department of City Planning, Norfolk, Virginia

Extent: 6.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged in original order. These materials were originally housed in two black binders.

Date Acquired: 11/24/2014

Subjects: Buildings, City planning--Virginia--Norfolk, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk (Va.). Department of City Planning, Urban renewal

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Government records, Memorandums, Plans (reports)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records relating to the planning, design, and construction of a new downtown civic center (including a city hall, courts, a city jail, and administrative offices and buildings) and new cultural center (including various public buildings and spaces) in the area near the current Chrysler Museum. Included are planning reports, City Planning Commission records, city correspondence, and internal city memorandums and documents.

Biographical Note

The Norfolk City Planning Department conducts urban and land use planning studies, controls zoning, oversees building permits and inspections, and conducts environmental studies and activities. The Department was formerly called the Department of City Planning and Zoning Ordinance.

Subject/Index Terms

Buildings
City planning--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk (Va.). Department of City Planning
Urban renewal

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Department of City Planning, Norfolk, Virginia, by transfer

Preferred Citation: Civic and Cultural Centers, Norfolk, Virginia, Planning Records, RG 08-0000-003, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed October 30, 2018.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Civic Center Records, 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Item 1: Civic Center Plan by the City Planning Commission, 1952 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter from architect Vincent Kling to City Manager, 1955 December 6Add to your cart.
Includes city memorandum.
Item 3: Memorandum from City Manager on Survey of Central Business District, 1955 December 5Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from City Engineer on Civic Center plans, 1955 November 29Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letters between City and architect Vincent Kling, 1955 November 17 and 18Add to your cart.
Item 6: Letter from City Manager on study of the Central Business District, 1956 March 21Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter from City Manager to Charles Agle on preparing Master Plan for the Central Business District, 1956 April 25Add to your cart.
Includes Agle's proposed outline for the Plan.
Item 8: Handwritten outline for a Civic Center plan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: News clipping on Philadelphia civic center plans, 1952 July 6Add to your cart.
Item 10: City Planning Commission Report, 1954 May 15Add to your cart.
Includes City Manager note to City Council on proposed public hearing.
Item 11: Letter from City Planning Commission to City Manager on Civic Center locations, 1954 May 15Add to your cart.
Item 12: Correspondence regarding opposition to proposed Center locations, 1954 April 12Add to your cart.
Item 13: Correspondence regarding opposition to proposed Civic Center location, 1954 April 12Add to your cart.
Item 14: Letter from City Planning Commission to City Manager, 1953 June 6Add to your cart.
Item 15: Letter from Old Dominion Paper Company, 1953 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 16: Letter from City Planning Commission to City Manager on Civic Center location, 1953 June 5Add to your cart.
Item 17: Letter from City Planning Commission to City Manager on Civic Center location, 1953, June 4Add to your cart.
Item 18: Report on public hearing, 1954 April 13Add to your cart.
Item 19: Letter from City Manager to Civic Center Committee, 1953 June 2Add to your cart.
Item 21: City Manager memorandum to City Council on estimated costs, 1953 March 31Add to your cart.
Item 22: Letter from Corporation Court to City Planning Commission, 1953 April 30Add to your cart.
Raises concerns about location of courts and jails in the proposed plan.
Item 23: City Manager memorandum to City Council on estimated costs, 1953 May 19Add to your cart.
Item 24: Letter from City Planning Commission to City Manager on public comments, 1953 March 13Add to your cart.
Item 25: City memorandum on real estate costs, 1953 February 25Add to your cart.
Includes handwritten note.
Item 26: Memorandum by architect Vincent Kling on planning meeting, 1955 November 22Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civic Center Records, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Item 1: Real estate costs ledger, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Real estate costs ledger, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Comparative cost data report, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Analysis of municipal workforce, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Transit issues related to Civic Center, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes map with transit lines.
Item 6: City letter to State regarding city jail, 1956 January 20Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter from City Planning Commission to Circuit Court, filing of Civic Center plan, 1955 July 11Add to your cart.
Item 8: Report on costs associated with site selection, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Proposals for construction financing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Report on real estate costs and site location considerations, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Four City memoranda, 1953 March-JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Cultural Center Records, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Item 1: City resolution approving Cultural Center, 1952 July 1Add to your cart.
Item 2: Memorandum to City Planning Commission on Cultural Center public hearing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Hearing was held on January 11, 1952.
Item 3: Letter from Norfolk Museum to City Planning Commission on Cultural Center plan and location, 1952 April 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cultural Center Plan, with maps, 1951 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Plate IV of City Plan.
Folder 5: Cultural Center Plan, with edits, undatedAdd to your cart.
Emends Plan in Folder 4.
Folder 6: Finished Cultural Center Plan, with maps, 1951 DecemberAdd to your cart.

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