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Copeland - Newsome Park

 
 
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By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. Copeland - Newsome Park Marker
Inscription. To provide emergency housing for war workers and their families during World War II, the U.S. government constructed a combined 5,200 unit project at Copeland and Newsome Park in 1943 on 1,174 acres between Briarfield Road and 39th Street. This project was reputed to be the largest public housing project in the U.S. during the war. Copeland-Newsome Park honored newspaperman Walter Copeland (1856-1928) and Lawyer Joseph Thomas Newsome (1869-1942).
 
Erected 1988 by American Legion Post No. 5 and the Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 36° 59.802′ N, 76° 25.419′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Marshall Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4200 Marshall Avenue, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Clark Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jessie Menifield Rattley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. 0.9 miles away); Phillis Wheatley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gregory Cherry (approx. one mile away); James A. Fields House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, World II
 
Copeland - Newsome Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. Copeland - Newsome Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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