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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.
 
Location. 36° 51.011′ N, 76° 17.245′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Bank Street. Touch for map. Backside of MacArthur Center Mall near the parking deck facing
Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
2. Moses Myers, House 1792 Marker
next to the Mose Myers Museum on Bank St. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Bank St, Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitehead House, 1791 (within shouting distance of this marker); Freemason Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Willoughby-Baylor House, 1794 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Epworth United Methodist Church, 1894 (about 700 feet away); Bank Street Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Norfolk College for Young Ladies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tripoli Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paulís Church, 1739 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
3. Eliza Myers
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By Sandra Hughes, August 10, 2010
4. Moses Myers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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