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Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

The Making of the New Norfolk

An illustrated broadside promotes The Making of the New Norfolk (1961), a publication produced by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The image depicts old buildings being demolished to make way for new buildings, such as the ones in the distance. The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority replaced hundreds of acres of buildings as part of its urban-renewal projects. The housing authority reprinted a series of five newspaper articles by William L. Tazewell, a staff writer for Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot who was in favor of the redevelopment efforts. 

Citation: The Making of the New Norfolk. HD7304 .N8 T3 1961. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: William L. Tazewell and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Created: 1961

Medium: Broadside

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Redevelopment of Downtown Norfolk

A billboard map highlights the redevelopment and renewal of downtown Norfolk, a project undertaken by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority in the mid-twentieth century.

Original Author: Edward W. Fariss Studio

Created: Mid-twentieth century

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Photo Archive

Redevelopment in Downtown Norfolk

A January 2, 1962, photograph titled "The Street - Rubble Creeps In" shows an area of downtown Norfolk during the urban renewal that occurred during the mid-twentieth century. Under the direction of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, buildings in run-down sections of downtown were razed and replaced with new structures.

Original Author: Kelly (Norfolk newspapers)

Created: January 2, 1962

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Photo Archive

Lest We Forget

Downtown Redevelopment: The Birth of a Metropolitan Heart (1960), a publication produced by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, includes photographs of Norfolk street scenes before the implementation of a massive urban-renewal project. The Redevelopment and Housing Authority used these images to promote its work of demolishing neighborhoods and replacing them with public housing.

Citation: Downtown Redevelopment: The Birth of a Metropolitan Heart. F 221 v.829. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Neal V. Clark Jr., photographer

Created: December 1960

Medium: Printed photographs

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • The Making of the New Norfolk

    An illustrated broadside promotes The Making of the New Norfolk (1961), a publication produced by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The image depicts old buildings being demolished to make way for new buildings, such as the ones in the distance. The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority replaced hundreds of acres of buildings as part of its urban-renewal projects. The housing authority reprinted a series of five newspaper articles by William L. Tazewell, a staff writer for Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot who was in favor of the redevelopment efforts. 

    Citation: The Making of the New Norfolk. HD7304 .N8 T3 1961. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: William L. Tazewell and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

    Created: 1961

    Medium: Broadside

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Redevelopment in Downtown Norfolk

    A January 2, 1962, photograph titled "The Street - Rubble Creeps In" shows an area of downtown Norfolk during the urban renewal that occurred during the mid-twentieth century. Under the direction of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, buildings in run-down sections of downtown were razed and replaced with new structures.

    Original Author: Kelly (Norfolk newspapers)

    Created: January 2, 1962

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Photo Archive

  • Lest We Forget

    Downtown Redevelopment: The Birth of a Metropolitan Heart (1960), a publication produced by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, includes photographs of Norfolk street scenes before the implementation of a massive urban-renewal project. The Redevelopment and Housing Authority used these images to promote its work of demolishing neighborhoods and replacing them with public housing.

    Citation: Downtown Redevelopment: The Birth of a Metropolitan Heart. F 221 v.829. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Neal V. Clark Jr., photographer

    Created: December 1960

    Medium: Printed photographs

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections