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Photos by Laura Purvis
Once a government sponsored neighborhood, Cradock still holds stories of its naval roots. The links on this page will help you deepen your knowledge of the neighborhood as it has been shaped by the naval yard, the river, and its residents.
Informational Pamphlet [pdf] - Developed by Laura Purvis, UVA Graduate Community Historian, 2008
Map Index - Compiled from the Norfolk and Portsmouth Public Libraries
The Development of Land Uses in Cradock - Research project by Laura Purvis, UVA Graduate Student, completed in Fall 2007
Oral Histories - Interviews with Cradock Residents - past and present: Conducted by Laura Purvis, 2008
HistoricCradock.org - A great reference for all things Cradock!
Cradock: Virginia's First Planned Community - By Portsmouth government
Cradock High School, Portsmouth, Virginia - An informative site devoted to both the history and current community of Cradock.
Special thanks to:
Without your advice, guidance, and willingness to share your stories, none of this would have been possible. All the best!
Enjoy your virtual visit to the Learning Barge!
- UVA Community Historians