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

The Northeast Corner

 
 
The Northeast Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. The Northeast Corner Marker
Inscription.  On this corner in the 1750's was a large brick house owned by Captain Alexander Hamilton. John Paul, who owned and ran an ordinary during the Revolutionary War, sold the fifteen corner feet of the one-half acre lot to Thomas Latimer, Jr. It was bought by William Massenburg in 1817. By 1881, it was Elisha G. Darden's dry goods store with the Monitor, a local newspaper, occupying a large room upstairs. The Darden store was converted to The Merchants National Bank in 1903. The bulding was demolished in 1972.
 
Erected 1985 by friends in memory of Margaret Avent Diggs, President, The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia, 1979-81.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 37° 1.549′ N, 76° 20.647′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of East Queens Way and Kings Way, on the right when traveling west on East Queens Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King and Queen Streets (here, next to this marker); The Sclater Building (a few steps from this marker); The Southeast Corner (a few steps from this marker); The Southwest Corner (a few steps from this marker); F.W. Woolworth Co. Building (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
E Queens Way & Kings Way image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. E Queens Way & Kings Way
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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