Gilded Age, Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry and Propriety
Norfolk's rise as a premier seaport brought with it an increase in power, wealth and industry in the nineteenth century. Local prominent families lived in exquisitely crafted homes and owned flourishing local businesses. Cobblestone lined the Freemason District and downtown streets. The area's elite participated in numerous social clubs, religious groups and philanthropic organizations. One family, the Hunters, lived so luxuriously that they became one of the most fashionable families in the city. Join author Jaclyn Spainhour as she explores Norfolk's social customs, cosmopolitan soirées and more that truly embodied the Gilded Age. [From Amazon.com]
The History Press
Charleston, South Carolina
Norfolk (Virginia), Social life and customs, 19th century, Gilded Age, Hunter family
Social History | United States History
Spainhour, Jaclyn, "Gilded Age, Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry and Propriety" (2015). History Faculty Bookshelf. 41.