South Norfolk

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Overview
South Norfolk, Virginia, now a part of the bustling metropolis of Chesapeake, was once a small, close-knit community with sprawling farms and cozy locally-owned businesses. South Norfolk had its beginnings as a village. As population increased, it became a town, then a city of the second class, and finally, a city of the first class. By this time, South Norfolk was already offering residents a friendly, small-town identity in the midst of lovely homes, schools, and churches. Through vintage and present-day photographs, readers will experience the nostalgic and striking contrast between the world of old South Norfolk and the Chesapeake of today. Step back in time when life moved at a slower pace, and the community blossomed with friendship, trust, and goodwill. Meet prominent families such as the Portlocks and the Tilleys; travel dirt streets lined with horse-drawn wagons and a variety of vendors; walk the wintry snow-covered paths of beautiful Lakeside Park; visit the Grand Theatre, Jus Maid Ice Cream Store, Gornto's Bakery; or catch up with the gang at Preston's Pharmacy.
Details
ISBN: 9780738514963
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Virginia
Series: Then and Now
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author and historian Raymond L. Harper is a lifelong resident of South Norfolk. Having served the old City of South Norfolk and the new City of Chesapeake in several capacities, including president of the Chesapeake Museum's Board of Directors and commissioner on the South Norfolk Revitalization Commission, Harper has compiled an informative and captivating visual history sure to entertain anyone who has lived in, or simply enjoyed visiting, the singular community of South Norfolk.