South Norfolk Memorial Library

801 Poindexter Street
Chesapeake, VA 23324

757-410-7048

History:

The first South Norfolk library was sponsored by the Women's Club of South Norfolk and opened its doors with a donated collection in Lakeside Park in 1953. In May 1956, the library moved to a rented building at 1015 Chesapeake Avenue where it remained until 1958 when the building at the corner of Poindexter and Decatur Streets was constructed. Linwood L. Briggs, Jr., as mayor of South Norfolk, was instrumental in proposing construction of the South Norfolk Library as a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War II. During his years of dedicated service, Mr. Briggs collected historic photographs of South Norfolk.

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