Newport News Digital Library
The Newport News Digital Library is a collection of images highlighting the history of Newport News, such as postcards, historical booklets, maps, and Old Dominion Land Company records.
|Souvenir of Newport News, Virginia - This collection consists of images from a set of Newport News post cards covering a time period between 1917 and 1918. This collection consists of seventeen post card images, a front and back cover and a page of narrative.|
|Historic Postcards of Newport News - This collection consists of single double-sided post cards with images of historic Newport News between 1887-1919.|
|Old Dominion Land Company Maps - The Old Dominion Land Company (ODLC) was an organization chartered in 1880 by railroad magnate, Collis P. Huntington and his associates for the purpose of buying up land for his newly purchased Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and for creation of a city and infrastructure for the railroad. The ODLC was the primary developer of the City of Newport News as well as the developer of its water system. The company remained in business until 1948. This is a collection of the Company’s working maps used for the development they oversaw. This current collection is composed of the first 130 maps. Additional maps will be added each year, eventually totalling over 700 maps, blueprints, and sketches. Click on this collection and view the creation of the City of Newport News.|
|Old Dominion Land Company - The Old Dominion Land Company (ODLC) was formed in 1880 by nationally known railroad magnate, Collis P. Huntington. The purpose of the Old Dominion Land Company any was to purchase and hold land for Mr. Huntington's Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. The Old Dominion Land Company later used the property it held to design and build a city to support the railroad and Mr. Huntington's other business interests in the area. The Old Dominion Land Company became the primary designer and developer of the original City of Newport News. The collection contains copies of the original charters for the company, annual reports, a short history and a promotional booklet.|