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

West Avenue Library

 
 
West Avenue Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. West Avenue Library Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1891 as a private library for Newport News, its books were housed at various sites until a permanenet public facility opened on Oct. 14, 1929, on West Avenue. The library was built with funds from the city and library board on property doneated by Old Dominion Land Co. The building has a mural of Capt. Christopher Newport and his fleet, painted by artist Allan Jones Jr. in 1957.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 36° 58.809′ N, 76° 26.047′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Avenue and 30th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2907 West Ave, 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 Apprentice School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Great Confederate Naval Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newport News
West Avenue Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. West Avenue Library and Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Newport News Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congress – Cumberland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collis Potter Huntington (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Nameless Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters, Hampton Roads (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
West Avenue Library image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
3. West Avenue Library
Christopher Newport Mural image. Click for more information.
Newport News Public Library System
4. Christopher Newport Mural
The mural, unveiled in 1957 for the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown Landing, illustrates Captain Christopher Newport arriving in May 1607. The link below directs you to the Newport News Public Library System webpage about this library, including the mural.
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National Register of Historic Places plaque on the library image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
5. National Register of Historic Places plaque on the library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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