Uncle Louie’s Restaurant, Wards Corner, Norfolk, VA

January 18, 2015

Many thanks to Louis Eisenberg for digging up some old photos of Uncle Louie’s Restaurant which closed almost 10 years ago at Wards Corner.  More can be found at the Uncle Louie’s Restaurant Alumni and Friends Facebook page.

You can read a copy of the Uncle Louie’s Restaurant Menu from March 2005 here (PDF).


WC History: October 29, 1947 opening of Midtown Shopping Center

October 30, 2014

Images and text courtesy of the Virginian-Pilot:

67 years ago (October 29, 1947) 10,000 people crowded into the site labeled as the Midtown Shopping Center. Today, generally, we call the area Wards Corner – as many called it before the Midtown Shopping Center was constructed – and continued to call it after. Those on hand that evening witnessed the formal opening of the Shopping Center which was arranged by the developers, owners and operators of the 20-odd retail outlets there. The Principal speakers for the opening were Lt. Gov. L. Preston Collins, and the Norfolk City Manager C.A. Harrell. A second night of celebrations was scheduled for the 30th with an even larger crowd expected. Photos by Virginian-Pilot photographer Charles Borjes c/o The Sargeant Memorial Collection.

History of Wards Corner

November 8, 2010
"Wards Corner Survives"

"Wards Corner Survives"

The Cromwell Farm/Ellsworth Civic League recently invited Robert B. Hitchings, Head of the Sargeant Memorial Room of the Norfolk Public Library, to give a talk on the History of Wards Corner. The slideshow that went along with the  presentation is attached here (PDF).

Should your civic league want to invite Mr. Hitchings to present, he can be reach at:
Sargeant Memorial Room – Main Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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