Old Norfolk City Hall

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Old Norfolk City Hall
U.S. Post Office & Federal Courts Building, 235 East Plume Street (Norfolk city, Virginia).jpg
Old Norfolk City Hall & Courthouse, HABS Photo, August 1981
Old Norfolk City Hall is located in Virginia
Old Norfolk City Hall
Old Norfolk City Hall is located in the US
Old Norfolk City Hall
Location 235 E. Plume St., Norfolk, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′47″N 76°17′27″W / 36.84639°N 76.29083°W / 36.84639; -76.29083Coordinates: 36°50′47″N 76°17′27″W / 36.84639°N 76.29083°W / 36.84639; -76.29083
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1898 (1898)-1900
Architect Wyatt & Nolting
Architectural style Neo-Palladian Revival
NRHP Reference # 81000674[1]
VLR # 122-0082
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 29, 1981
Designated VLR July 21, 1981[2]

Old Norfolk City Hall, also known as the U.S. Post Office and Courts Building , is a historic city hall located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in 1898-1900, and is a three-story faced with rusticated stone and yellow brick in a Neo-Palladian Revival style. It features a central pedimented engaged portico with Corinthian order pilasters that contains the main entrance. The building housed a post office and Federal courts until they moved to the Walter E. Hoffman United States Courthouse about 1935. Title to the building was transferred from the U.S. government to the city of Norfolk in 1937, when it was converted into a city hall.[3] The building is under renovation and scheduled to reopen as the main branch of the Norfolk Public Library in 2014.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]


  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 (July 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Old Norfolk City Hall" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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