Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Marine Observation Tower
All materials for the tower were manufactured in Taiwan and shipped to Norfolk for assembly. The tower was dedicated on May 12, 1989. The Friends of the Pagoda & Oriental Garden Foundation and the City of Norfolk developed the present Garden, featuring plants of Asian origin, granite lanterns and a large Koi pond, as an appropriate setting for the Pagoda. The Garden was dedicated in October 2000.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1942.
Location. 36° 50.986′ N, 76° 17.686′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Brooke Avenue near Pagoda Park, Harbor St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. USS Norfolk Bell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 (about 400 feet away); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (about 400 feet away); USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (about 400 feet away); USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (about 400 feet away); USS Cole (DDG 67) (about 400 feet away); USS Belknap (CG 26) (about 400 feet away); USS Iowa (BB-61) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
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