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1 Fun with Local History The History of the Old Dominion Land Company and the City of Newport News, Virginia

2 Old Dominion Land Company Records 1979 John Marshall Dozier, Jr. donated the Old Dominion Land Company to the City of Newport News, Virginia 1981 The documents were organized and cleaned with a grant by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission 65 Boxes of documents measured at 47 linear feet and 775 Maps and Blueprints

3 Equipment Used for Old Dominion Land Company Projects Epson Expression 10000XL Scanner Northeast Document Conservation Center Digitally Imaged 300 maps Online Digital Library Produced and Managed on CONTENTdm

4 Presidents of the Old Dominion Land Company Collis P. Huntington Calvin B. Orcutt Walter A. Post Walter B. Livezey John Marshall Dozier

5 Collis P. Huntington

6 Charter for the Old Dominion Land Company (Handwritten) October 15, 1880

7 Old Dominion Land Company Charter Application-Typed October 15, 1880

8 Old Dominion Land Company Charter Application Page 2

9 Old Dominion Land Company Charter History

10 First Board of Directors and Officers

11 Old Dominion Land Company Second Superintendent

12 McLean Map April 24, 1881

13 Documentation of Farm Land Purchased for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company July 1, 1882

14 Hotel Warwick April 11, 1883

15 Hotel Warwick Dining Room

16 Hotel Warwick Dimensions Page 1

17 Hotel Warwick Dimensions Page 2

18 Notation of Sale of Land and Stock to Collis P. Huntington for the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company October 21, 1897

19 Land Price Comparison 1885 and 1900

20 Petition Against the Incorporation of Newport News as a City

21 The Peninsula in 1896

22 Old Dominion Pier or Pier A Built between 1900 and 1909 (Best Guess)

23 Newport News Light and Water Company Letter February 13, 1917

24 Property Acquired for the U.S. Government During World War I

25 World War I Properties, cont.

26 Letter from Homer L. Ferguson to the Old Dominion Land Company, March 3, 1919

27 Donation of land for a Public Library 1926

28 All Water Company Property Sold to City of Newport News, June 30, 1926 for $2.365 Million Dollars. (89 Page Deed)

29 Huntington Heights Development July 30, 1926

30 Huntington Heights Second Addition

31 Old Dominion Land Companys Last Land Transaction in Records August 9, 1948

32 The End of the Old Dominion Land Company The Old Dominion Land Company sold most of its last income producing properties by the end of 1939 The Old Dominion Land Company ceased all operations by the end of 1948

33 Newport News History Online Virginiana Room Page on the Newport News Public Library System Web Site Old Dominion Land Company Map Collection online Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News, Virginia (Online Exhibit) ault/resources/custompages/odlcexhibit/index/index.html ault/resources/custompages/odlcexhibit/index/index.html

34 Presented By Gregg Grunow Librarian Martha Woodroof Hiden Memorial Collection Virginiana Room Newport News Public Library System


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