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

Warwick Hotel 1883-1961

 
 
Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Warwick Hotel 1883-1961 Marker
Inscription.  Erected by the Old Dominion Land Co. as the city’s largest residential structure and opened April 11, 1883, the Hotel Warwick fronting on West Ave. and 24th St. long served as the ‘Hub’ of city activities. It housed the county seat of government, the city’s first bank and newspaper. Progressively modernized, a 7-story annex was joined to it in 1928. Fire destroyed the original hotel Nov. 14, 1961, the annex surviving.
 
Erected 1986 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1883.
 
Location. 36° 58.608′ N, 76° 25.911′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 24th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Newport News Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this
Warwick Hotel Annex image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Warwick Hotel Annex
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marker); Victory Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Victory Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters, Hampton Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Newport News (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jessie Menifield Rattley Municipal Center (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hotel Warwick and Casino. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Warwick Hotel. Newport News Public Library System (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. The Warwick SRO, Newport News, Virginia. National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

4. Hotel Warwick (pdf file). National Register
West Ave & 25th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. West Ave & 25th St
of Historic Places (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,685 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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