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This website and corresponding research paper were funded with a 2017 Research Grant from the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission.
The website and research paper includes fascinating details and photos from yesteryear.
In 1947, Life Magazine published a photo essay on Seaview Beach calling it “Virginia’s best-known Negro resort.” The magazine reported that up to 10,000 tourists visited the beach on the weekends. Images showed well-to-do African-American professionals enjoying social life at the beach and adjacent amusement park.1This was contrary to much of the negative media coverage of African Americans at the time and casts a light on a hidden upper-class population in Virginia.
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In 2007, Virginia Beach leaders divided the Shore Drive project into four phases. The first, between Treasure Island and Marlin Bay drives, was completed in 2008.
The newest phase the city wants to fund is still a ways off from construction – it’s scheduled to start in 2023.
Hopefully, it can be done sooner, said Vice Mayor Louis Jones, who represents that part of the city.
City Council held a discussion on short term rentals at their informal meeting on April 3. At this meeting, Vice Mayor Louis Jones distributed a draft ordinance he had prepared. The draft Ordinance . . .