Newsome, J. Thomas, House (NRIS 90001831)

Address: 2803 Oak Ave., Newport News (Independent City), Virginia. County/parish: Newport News.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places December 19, 1990.

Also known as:

  • DHR 121-52

From Wikipedia:

J. Thomas Newsome House
J. Thomas Newsome House is a historic home located at Newport News, Virginia. It was built in 1898, and is a 2 1/2-story, seven bay, asymmetrical, frame Queen Anne style dwelling. It features a steeply pitched irregularly composed roof, three sided bay, front Palladian window, and corner tower. From 1906 until 1942, it was the residence of J. Thomas Newsome (1869–1942), an African-American attorney and journalist.The restored house is open to the public as the Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center, and features exhibits related to African-American art, history and culture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. (read more...)


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Architectural styles:

  • Queen Anne

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Newsome, J. Thomas

National Park Service documentation: