Violet Bank

Violet Bank (HMB58)

Location: Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.502', W 77° 24.327'

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The present building was built around 1815 as it is the domestic architecture of the federal period. There are two theories concerning the origin of the name "Violet Bank".
(1) Because of the thousands of violets that covered the hillside.
(2) An allusion to the quotation from "Midsummer's Night Dream - ?the bank where the violets grow'".
Thomas Shore, the owner, was a reader of Shakespeare and had a mult-volume set of the poet's works in his library.
HM NumberHMB58
Year Placed1970
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286634 N 4124396
Decimal Degrees37.24170000, -77.40545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.502', W 77° 24.327'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 30.12" N, 77° 24' 19.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 223-299 Virginia Ave, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US
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