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Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cavalier Hotel

 
 
The Cavalier Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
1. The Cavalier Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The Cavalier Hotel, completed in 1927 is emblematic of Virginia Beach’s transformation from small town to major resort during the Roaring Twenties. The hotel’s luxurious accommodations attracted visitors from across the country, including several U.S. presidents. Its 500-watt radio station, WSEA, was the first to report on the return of Charles Lindbergh to the United States after his transatlantic flight in 1927. The Cavalier Beach Club regularly hosted big band performances featuring international stars. During World War II, the U.S. Navy operated a radar training school at the hotel. The Classical Revival building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2018 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 36° 52.157′ N, 75° 58.934′ W.
The Cavalier Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
2. The Cavalier Hotel Marker
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Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue (U.S. 60) south of Cavalier Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atlantic Parkway (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Navy SEAL Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Premier Boardwalk Events (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Winds of Change (approx. 0.4 miles away); VB Now (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ash Wednesday Storm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seaside Park Casino / The Cavalier Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Princess Anne Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Cavalier Virginia Beach, Autograph Collection. (Submitted on May 26, 2019.)
2. Legacy, History, & Iconic Guests. (Submitted on April 25, 2020, by Meg B of Chesapeake, Virginia.)
3. Virginia Beach’s Classic Cavalier Hotel Shines Again. (Submitted on April 25, 2020, by Meg B of Chesapeake, Virginia.)
 
The Cavalier Hotel as it appears today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
3. The Cavalier Hotel as it appears today
The Cavalier Hotel in the 1930’s image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy The Cavalier Hotel, May 20, 2019
4. The Cavalier Hotel in the 1930’s
The Cavalier Hotel Postcard circa early 1930's image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, May 20, 2019
5. The Cavalier Hotel Postcard circa early 1930's
Virginia Beach Historical Register plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
6. Virginia Beach Historical Register plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022