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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection

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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, 1942-1980 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Will Hopkins

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Collection Overview

Title: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, 1942-1980Add to your cart.

ID: 002/RG 06/2015-003

Primary Creator: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in original order.

Date Acquired: 04/23/2015

Subjects: Buildings, Businesses, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Roads--Virginia--Tidewater (Region)--Maps, Urban renewal

Forms of Material: Aerial photographs, Aperture cards, Government records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes approximately 14,000 aperture cards (a computer data card with a 35mm microfilm window) that cover major development projects and related activities in the City of Norfolk, Virginia from the 1940s through the 1970s. The cards are organized by neighborhood area or project, and in some cases, sub-organized by category of activity and information (site diagrams, architectural plans, roads and utilities, etc.).

Aperture cards are an obsolete data storage and retrieval system used in the 1960s through the early 1990s. Machine-readable "punch" holes in the card contained searchable metadata about the subject in the microfilm window. Most of the cards in this collection are not "punched," but do include notes about subject, date, and project number.

Subject/Index Terms

Buildings
Businesses
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Roads--Virginia--Tidewater (Region)--Maps
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: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority by transfer

Preferred Citation: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Aperture Card Collection, RG 06-2015-003, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed February 2019.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Downtown west (A-1-6,7), circa 1961-1977Add to your cart.
Includes Granby Street/Monticello Avenue to Freemason areas.
Item 2: Downtown central (R-8,9), circa 1958-1976Add to your cart.
Includes projects along St. Paul's Boulevard to Commercial Place area. Continues into Box 2.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Downtown south (R-9), circa 1960-1976Add to your cart.
Includes areas around Commercial Place district and the waterfront.
Item 2: Downtown east (R-18), circa 1960Add to your cart.
Includes projects in the Wood Street area.
Item 3: Norfolk Gardens project, circa 1974Add to your cart.
Item 4: Civic Center, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 5: Roads and highways (miscellaneous), circa 1945-1975Add to your cart.
Item 6: Huntersville, circa 1955-1976Add to your cart.
Includes neighborhoods such as Roberts Park, local churches, and public housing projects. Continues into Box 3.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bell Diamond housing area (A-1-3, 6-15), circa 1970Add to your cart.
Item 2: Ocean View (C-1-1, C-15), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: East Ghent north and south (A-1-2, A-1-1), circa 1972Add to your cart.
Includes Maury High School.
Item 4: Colonial Place and Riverview (C14-2), circa 1970Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: East Ghent (R-43), circa 1950-1976Add to your cart.
Includes greater East Ghent and Hague area. Includes floor plans for some houses.
Item 2: Roberts and Young Park (VA 6-3,4), circa 1970Add to your cart.
Item 3: Bowling Park (VA 6-7), circa 1950Add to your cart.
Item 4: Diggs Park (VA 6-6), circa 1950Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: ODU area (R-28), circa 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Item 2: Lincoln Park (VA 7-12), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Carney Park, circa 1943Add to your cart.
Item 4: Calvert Park, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Merrimack Park (VA 6-1), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Liberty Park, circa 1948-1965Add to your cart.
Item 7: Moton Park (VA 6-5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Grandy Park (VA 6-8), circa 1950Add to your cart.
Item 9: Tidewater Park (VA 6-9), circa 1962Add to your cart.
Item 10: Young Park, circa 1959Add to your cart.
Item 11: Norfolk State University area, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Includes Norfolk State University development (academic buildings, dorms, and support facilities), Middletown Arch, East Brambleton and Broad Creek development areas. Also included are Booker T. Washington High School, Grace townhomes, Bank Street apartments, JP & P townhouses, COGIC high-rise apartments, Bowe's apartments, Park Avenue relocation, Hale's funeral home, and Park Terrace apartments.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rosemont area (R-25), circa 1961-1972Add to your cart.
Includes the Tanners Creek district of eastern Norfolk, including Oakmont, the Norview area, Wellington Oaks, Dundaff apartments, and Rosemont public housing.
Item 2: Berkley (A-1-5), circa 1970-1977Add to your cart.
Includes redevelopment plans, First Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Union Congregationalist Church, Campostella area, and Berkley apartments. Continues into Box 7.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Park Place (R-28), circa 1974Add to your cart.
Item 2: Anderson Park (A-1-2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Oakleaf Park, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Scope and Chrysler Hall, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes plans for hotel and Freemason Street parking garage.
Item 5: Miscellaneous buildings and places, circa 1952-1980Add to your cart.
Includes Military Circle, Candlewood Corporation, First Virginia Bank, Norfolk International Terminals, Champs restaurant, Campostella Building Supply, Monticello Arcade, Stumpy Lake golf course, Chrysler Museum, Old Christ Church, New Hope United Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Berkley.
Item 6: Atlantic City area (R-1), circa 1960-1974Add to your cart.
Includes the Hague, Medical Center, Fort Norfolk, Mid-Town Tunnel, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Continues into Box 8.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Norfolk miscellaneous, circa 1971-1976Add to your cart.
Includes statistical information, census information, land use maps, survey maps, Willoughby-Baylor House, Stumpy Lake reservoir, downtown tunnels, city utilities, Circle Towers, Easy Street high-rise, fire department and civil defense, harbor lines, Sewells Point area, aerial photos, Coastal Pharmaceutical plant, gas tanks in downtown, traffic lights system, Military Circle elderly housing, Berkley elderly housing, elderly housing projects (general), Chesapeake city maps, Naval Base, C.M.D. facility, Project 7118.03, and Union 76 facility near Berkley.
Item 2: Commercial Place area, circa 1950-1975Add to your cart.
Includes development projects around Commercial Place district in the central and southern sections of downtown (note: some of the cards cover R-8 and R-9 sections found in Box 1). Includes Commercial Place Mall, waterfront improvements, original warehouse drawings, and Omni Hotel (continues into Box 9).
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Commercial Place area, circa 1950-1975Add to your cart.
(Continues from Box 8). Includes Harbour Pointe, Diggs Park, MacArthur Square, ICC office building, Longshoreman's Association, downtown feasibility and utility studies, parking plans, Downtown Shopping Plaza, Golden Triangle site, gas tanks, Civic Center, Circle Tower, waterfront surveys, St. Paul's Boulevard, fire department and civil defense, First Virginia Bank, Waterfront Drive, Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk Gardens, roads and utility plans, topographic and hydrographic maps. (Note that some cards cover R-8 and R-9 areas found in Box 1).
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Commercial Place area, circa 1950-1975Add to your cart.
(Continues from Box 9). Includes Virginia National Bank, Golden Triangle, Downtown Plaza (including Confederate Monument drawings), traffic studies, United Virginia Bank, C.M.D. facility, Freemason Street and Willoughby-Baylor House, and road studies and plans. (Note: includes R-8 and R-9 areas found in Box 1).
Item 2: Aperture Card Number Key, undatedAdd to your cart.

Document contains number key with subjects that generally correspond with the aperture cards.

This item is housed separately.


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