Although today’s downtown Norfolk waterfront is a landscaped area that includes Town Point Park, Waterside District and the Dominion Tower, this area was, just until a half-century ago or so, filled with commercial docks and wharfs, like the one shown in this circa 1900 postcard.
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The Roanoke Docks pictured here were about where the north end of Waterside District is today and was a busy place receiving and shipping all sorts of goods, including the watermelons pictured.
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