Lost Norfolk

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With over three centuries of rich history, Norfolk is truly an Old Dominion original. With a bustling port and the world's largest navy base, Norfolk has served as a center for agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. Wars, epidemics, fires, economic depression, and suburbanization greatly reduced the development of the city over the centuries, and sadly, many of the relics and vestiges from Norfolk's past have been lost to time, but they are forever preserved in this remarkable collection of photographs from renowned local historian Amy Waters Yarsinske. Enjoy nearly two hundred stunning and rare images from the bygone days when Norfolk's downtown waterfront was lined with thriving storefronts, magnificent homes, striking architecture, and sailors in crisp white uniforms. From the remains of the great Jamestown Exposition to the culturally diverse sidewalks of Ghent, take a walk down the streetscapes and riverbanks that interpret the life and sense of place of this old port city.
ISBN: 9781596298507
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 198
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Amy Waters Yarsinske received her master of planning degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and her bachelor of art degrees in English and economics from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is a former president of the Norfolk Historical Society, co-founder of the Norfolk Historical Foundation, and a graduate of CIVIC Leadership Institute. Yarsinske has over two decades of experience in the publishing industry as an author and editor, and has made repeated appearances as a guest and commentator for major media and international, national, and regional radio markets. Yarsinske if the author of the widely read, award-winning No One Left Behind: The Lt. Comdr. Michael Scott Speicher Story (Dutton/NAL 2002, 2003). She has published two prior works with The History Press: Ghent: John Graham's Dream, Norfolk, Virginia's Treasure (2006) and The Elizabeth River (2007).
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