Birds eye view of Suffolk, Nansemond Co., Va. 1907. Drawn by T. M. Fowler.
Historic "Bird's Eye View" map reprint of Suffolk, Virginia, drawn by T. M. Fowler and published by Fowler & Kelly in 1907. Virginia's largest city in geographic area, Suffolk was founded in 1742 as a Virginia Colony port town. Named for the home county of Royal Governor William Gooch, the site had originally been called Constant's Warehouse, after early colonist John Constant. Suffolk is located on the Nansemond River, named for the tribe of Native Americans who lived along the river at the time of English Settlement. This map captures the city of Suffolk as it appeared just one year following its incorporation as an independent city in 1906.
The map features inset illustrations and photographs, with captions, in all margins.
Features references to the following locations:
- Farmers' Bank of Nansemond.
- Benthall Machine Co.'s Plant. Machines on outside show how they are preparing for 1907 rush.
- Seaboard Manufacturing Co., Manufacturers of Laths & Dealers in Pine & Hard Wood, also Owners of Beaver Dam Brick Works, orders both wholesale & retail receive prompt attention. Both Phones.
- John A. Gumm's Butter Dish & Veneer Plant.
- Macleary Car & Locomotive Works, J. H. Macleary.
- Office and Works of Suffolk Lumber Co.
- Mill & Yard of the Brinkley Lumber Co.
- The Lake View Sanatorium.
- Bank of Suffolk.
- Methodist Church South.
- Public School.
- J. M. Butler & Son, Carriage Manufacturer.
- Episcopal Church.
- Headquarters, Generals Washington and Lafayette, 1761.
- Christian Church.
- Baptist Church.
- Fire Hall.
- County Clerk's Office.
- Presbyterian Church.
- The Columbian Peanut Co., Suffolk Branch, Main Office, Norfolk, VA.
- Suffolk Knitting Mill, A. H. & W. E. Cobb, Suffolk, VA.
- J. B. Philhower & Son Planing Mill & Lumber.
- City Hall.
- Whaley Plant of the Suffolk Peanut Co.
- Suffolk Marble Works.
- The Portsmouth, Berkley & Suffolk Water Works.
- Home of the B. P. O. E.
- The Suffolk Peanut Co., Wholesale Peanuts, The Largest Shippers in Suffolk, VA.
- Knights of Pythias Hall.
- Nansemond Co. Courthouse.
- East End Methodist Church.
- Pine Street Methodist, Colored.
- Pine Street Baptist Church, Colored.
- First Baptist Church, Colored.