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Consolidation

 
 
Consolidation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, October 31, 2017
1. Consolidation Marker
Inscription. (seal) Consolidation of Newport News Virginia, 1958

Near this site on July 1, 1958, Mrs. Philip W. Hiden and Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson, assisted by Shipyard Board Chairman J. B. Woodward, Jr., cut the ribbon marking the consolidation of the cities of Warwick and Newport News into the greater city of Newport News. The merged city’s 65 square miles made it the largest in Virginia, while its population of 113,662 gave it third rank in the state.
 
Erected 1983 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 37° 0.221′ N, 76° 26.612′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Huntington Avenue (U.S. 60) and 64th Street, on the right when traveling south on Huntington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Alexander (approx. half a mile away); Camp Hill (approx. half a mile away); Heading Out (approx. 1.1 miles away); West Avenue Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lake Biggins (approx. 1.2 miles
The obverse of “Consolidation” faces north. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, October 31, 2017
2. The obverse of “Consolidation” faces north.
away); Ferguson Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
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The reverse of “Consolidation” faces north. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, October 31, 2017
3. The reverse of “Consolidation” faces north.
The viewer is looking at an eastward angle.
A westward view of the marker, “Consolidation.” image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, October 31, 2017
4. A westward view of the marker, “Consolidation.”
Pictured in the far left background is a gantry crane emblazoned with “Newport News Shipyard,” a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Last updated on November 18, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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