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Downtown Hampton in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Southeast Corner

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
1. The Southeast Corner Marker
Inscription.  This site was originally owned by Thomas Curle, cordwinder (shoemaker). In 1775 Richard Barron owned the property, selling it later to John Banks, blacksmith. In 1820 Thomas A.B. Jones owned the "Corner Store" here. A portion of this land was owned by George and Jacob Wray. In 1901 the Bank of Hampton erected a large impressive building, which served in Hampton as a banking institution under various names for three-quarters of a century. Housed on the third floor in this building was the first headquarters of Langley Field (Langley Air Force Base), which was established in 1917. Langley Field was the first air base in the United States and was established in Hampton through the efforts of Harry H. Holt, Sr., Nelson S. Groome and Hunter R. Booker. Hampton's municipal offices were located in the basement until 1939. The present United Virginia Bank building was erected in 1976.
 
Erected 1985 by Harry H. Holt, Jr. in cooperation with The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space
The Southeast Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
2. The Southeast Corner Marker
Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 1.539′ N, 76° 20.637′ W. Marker is in Downtown Hampton in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Queens Way and Kings Way, on the left when traveling west on East Queens Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 E Queens Way, Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sclater Building (a few steps from this marker); The Northeast Corner (a few steps from this marker); King and Queen Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southwest Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); McDowell's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Tree Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); F.W. Woolworth Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Hampton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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