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Virginia Beach Development Company Print, 1914-1926

Virginia Beach Development Company Print, 1914-1926
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Large color print drawing of map number 6, part of the Virginia Beach Development Company.  The Pollard-Seaton Company, Incorporated are listed as the general agents.  The print features a section of land plots available along a beach front section of Virginia Beach in Princess Anne County and was probably printed between 1914 and 1926.  The beachfront drawing features a casino, arcade, and roller coaster and also a proposed large hotel.  In 1914, the Pollard-Wrenn Company, Inc. changed their name to Pollard-Seaton Company, Inc. In 1926 a competition was held by Norfolk newspapers to name the proposed hotel.  The Cavalier was the chosen name and it opened in 1927.  Other areas featured on the print include a distant depiction of Norfolk, Cape Henry, the Elizabeth River, and the Willoughby Spit.

Sources consulted: Virginia State Corporation Commission Annual Report, Volume 2, part 1914, page 241. Lost Virginia Beach by Amy Waters Yarsinke, History Press, Charleston, SC, 2011, online book preview.

Virginia Beach Development Company

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchase- Bertram and Williams, Books and Fine Art.
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Virginia Beach Development Company Print, 1914- 1926, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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