Norfolk Local Customs

  • Mermaid in front of the Nauticus Center
    Mermaid in front of the Nauticus Center
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  • Another mermaid by the marina
    Another mermaid by the marina
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  • Here's one at Town Point Park
    Here's one at Town Point Park
    by Tom_Fields

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    Mermaids

    by Tom_Fields Written Jun 5, 2008

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    Just as other cities and towns have their icons, Norfolk has its icon, too. In keeping with the city's maritime heritage, it's the mermaid. Look around. All over downtown, one can find sculptures of mermaids, painted in a rich array of colors. There's one for every taste and mood.

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    neighborhoods

    by davecallahan Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    Historically, Norfolk has had invisible boundaries placed around certain sections of the city.
    These "neighborhoods" have distinct ambience based on the physical features of the area or the economic stratus of the occupants or the ethnic background of its emigrants or the historic event that took place.

    These neighborhoods are:
    Algonquin Park
    Ballentine
    Berkley.... historic port and shipyards as well as rail terminus
    Chesterfield Heights
    Colonial Place... picturesque water front community
    Downtown Norfolk
    Fairmount Park
    Ghent district... definite Euorpean flavor in this upscale Bohemian neighborhood
    Larchmont... quiet residential area
    Lafayette
    Lochhaven
    Meadowbrook
    North Ghent
    Norview
    Ocean View... once prosperous rail-centered area that is now in social/economic decline
    Park Place... ethnic-centered area for African Americans which has become a slum area
    Riverview
    Sewell's Point... historic area where many sea battles have taken place
    Titustown
    West Freemason

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