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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Avenue Library

 
 
West Avenue Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. West Avenue Library Marker
Inscription. Established in 1891 as a private library for Newport News, its books were housed at various sites until a permanenet public facility opened on Oct. 14, 1929, on West Avenue. The library was built with funds from the city and library board on property doneated by Old Dominion Land Co. The building has a mural of Capt. Christopher Newport and his fleet, painted by artist Allan Jones Jr. in 1957.
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Location. 36° 59.324′ N, 76° 26.064′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 30th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2907 West Ave, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dorothy – Hull Number One (about 700 feet away); Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atlantic (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newport News (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dorothy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nimitz (approx. 0.3 miles away); United States (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
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West Avenue Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. West Avenue Library and Marker
West Avenue Library image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
3. West Avenue Library
Christopher Newport Mural image. Click for more information.
Newport News Public Library System
4. Christopher Newport Mural
The mural, unveiled in 1957 for the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown Landing, illustrates Captain Christopher Newport arriving in May 1607. The link below directs you to the Newport News Public Library System webpage about this library, including the mural.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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