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
Norfolk City Hall is located in the US
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.
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 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 and his wife.[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]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (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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