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July 12, 2010

What's in a name? | L&J Gardens in Virginia Beach

Deirdre Fernandes - The Virginian Pilot

The subdivision across from Norfolk Academy looks like any other subdivision in Virginia Beach. Brick homes, some Colonial but mostly ranch-style, line the streets. Big yards are popular. Traffic is sometimes an issue. But decades ago L&J Gardens was unique to Virginia Beach.

When the neighborhood developed in the 1950s and 1960s, it was one of the first built by African-Americans for upwardly mobile black families. This is where the prominent doctors, lawyers, teachers, and even the city's first black council member, lived.

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