198 Bank St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Downtown Norfolk Council Member
The second "Zero Point" sits at the corner of Bank Street and City Hall Avenue and marks the place from which all distances to and from Norfolk are measured.
MacArthur and Norfolk
On April 11, 1964, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was laid to rest in the Rotunda of the MacArthur Memorial.
Norfolk was the hometown of General Douglas MacArthur's mother, Mary Pinkney Hardy, and the site of the Hardy family home Riveredge. In 1875, his parents were married in Norfolk and in 1876 his oldest brother Arthur MacArthur III was born in the city. Another older brother, Malcom MacArthur, died in Norfolk in 1883, while the family was there on holiday. He was buried in Norfolk’s Cedar Grove Cemetery. Decades later, on November 18, 1951, MacArthur and his family came to Norfolk, VA at the request of Norfolk’s city leaders.
MacArthur once spoke at a ceremony dedicating a new city park on the site where Riveredge once stood. The park was dedicated to MacArthur’s mother and the brick wall that lined the new park was made entirely of bricks salvaged from Riveredge.
During the day’s festivities, MacArthur stated that he felt that he had finally come home. Remembering this sentiment, in 1960 Mayor Fred Duckworth presented the General with the idea of a creating a museum and repository in Norfolk for the General’s library, papers, and other memorabilia. Norfolk’s offer of the old City Hall Building (c. 1850) as the site for the proposed MacArthur museum appealed to MacArthur. On the condition that he and his wife Jean MacArthur could be buried in the Rotunda of the museum, MacArthur entered into a partnership with the City of Norfolk. The resulting MacArthur Memorial opened in January of 1964.
- Chartreuse Bistro205 East City Hall Ave (422 feet W)
- Legacy Restaurant and Lounge216 East Plume Street (446 feet SW)
- Granby Waffle Shop at Slover235 East Plume Street (488 feet SW)
- Brothers200 East Plume Street (571 feet W)
- MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Gift Shop198 Bank St (45 feet S)
- Pedego Electric Bikes Norfolk223 East City Hall Ave (326 feet W)
- Exclusive Gem210 East Plume Street (492 feet SW)
- Smooth215 East City Hall Ave (517 feet SW)
- General MacArthur Statue198 Bank Street (140 feet SE)
- MacArthur Inchon Plaque MacArthur Square (146 feet SE)
- MetalMatisse MacArthur Square (203 feet SW)
- MacArthur Memorial Museum198 Bank St (243 feet S)
Nearby Parking Garages & Surface Lots
- MacArthur Center South Garage500 City Hall Ave. (207 feet NE)
- Fountain Park Garage130 Bank Street (396 feet S)
- Garage at The Main Hotel100 East Main St (696 feet SW)
- Main Street Garage230 East Main St. (705 feet SW)