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

Moses Myers House, 1792

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
1. Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker
Inscription.  Moses Myers (1753-1835) was a shipping merchant who came to Norfolk in 1787 from New York. He acquired this site in September 1791 and built his distinguished Federal town house in 1792. It was one of the early brick buildings to be constructed in Norfolk after the destruction of the town during the Revolution. The distinctive dining room and kitchen were built about 10 years later. In addition to his shipping business on Market Square, Myers became the superintendent of the Norfolk branch of the Bank of Richmond. He was active in public affairs as well, holding diplomatic positions in Denmark in 1812 and in Holland in 1819. In 1828 he was appointed Collector of Customs for Norfolk by President John Quincy Adams. The Myers family continued to own and occupy the house until 1931. Th house welcomed many distinguished visitors over the years including Stephen Decatur, the Marquis de Lafaytette, James Monroe, Henry Clay, General Winfield Scott, President William Howard Taft, and President Theodore Roosevelt.
 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
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Eliza Myers image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
2. Eliza Myers
ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 51.011′ N, 76° 17.245′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Bank Street. Backside of MacArthur Center Mall near the parking deck facing next to the Mose Myers Museum on Bank St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Bank St, Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cannonball Trail (a few steps from this marker); Whitehead House, 1791 (within shouting distance of this marker); Freemason Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church & School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Willoughby-Baylor House, 1794 (about 600 feet away); Epworth United Methodist Church, 1894 (about 700 feet away); Bank Street Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Francis Drake, Free Black Barber (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Moses Myers image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
3. Moses Myers
Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 19, 2019
4. Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker
Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
5. Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4. submitted on February 5, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   5. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 10, 2020