Monday, January 15, 2018

New Calvary - Day 75


52 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Norfolk Virginia to preach at his friend Rev. Milton Reid's installation as pastor of New Calvary Baptist Church. Milton Reid was a well known early Virginia civil rights activist. Dr. King was scheduled to return to preach again at New Calvary Baptist in early April 1968 but postponed the visit to go to Memphis to support the sanitation workers strike where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. New Calvary Baptist is located at the corner of Calvert St. and Virginia Beach Blvd. in Norfolk Virginia. In the background of this photo can be seen historic First Calvary Baptist Church, just to the left out of the frame is the historic Attucks Theater.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Unarmed Truth - Day 74


"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Arcade - Day 71


Monticello Arcade Norfolk Virginia. Designed by Neff & Thompson in the Beaux Arts Classical style, the Monticello Arcade was built in 1907 and is one of only two shopping arcades in Virginia. It features elaborate terra cotta decorative elements, and, at the time it was built, the center skylight was one of the country's largest. One of my favorite buildings in Norfolk and a must see for architecture and historic building fans.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018