Norfolk City Hall

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Norfolk City Hall
Norfolk City Hall & Courthouse, 421 East City Hall Avenue, (Norfolk city, Virginia).jpg
Norfolk City Hall & Courthouse, HABS Photo, August 1981
Norfolk City Hall is located in Virginia
Norfolk City Hall
Location 421 E. City Hall Ave., Norfolk, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′50″N 76°17′21″W / 36.84722°N 76.28917°W / 36.84722; -76.28917Coordinates: 36°50′50″N 76°17′21″W / 36.84722°N 76.28917°W / 36.84722; -76.28917
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1847 (1847)
Architect Singleton, William R.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72001511[1]
VLR # 122-0019
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972
Designated VLR November 16, 1971[2]

Norfolk City Hall, also known as the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, is a historic city hall located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in 1847, and is a two-story, stuccoed and granite faced, temple-form building measuring 80 feet by 60 feet. It features a front portico supported by six massive Tuscan order columns, and a gable roof topped by a cupola. The building housed city offices until 1918, and courtrooms until 1960.

In 1961, the entire building interior was gutted to house the museum and tomb of General Douglas MacArthur.[3] The MacArthur Memorial also includes a visitor center building and a research center.

Norfolk City Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (August 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Norfolk City Hall" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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