Norge Depot honored with state historical marker

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

The newly refurbished Norge Depot will offer citizens a sneak peak next weekend.
The Norge Depot will receive a state historical marker. (File photo)

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be dedicated Saturday to commemorate the Norge Depot, which was built between 1906 and 1908 to serve a community of Scandinavian immigrants

According to a news release from James City County, the dedication ceremony for the marker is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. at Norge Hall, located at 7402 Richmond Road in Norge.

In 2006, the building was threatened with demolition. As a result, it was relocated half-a- mile north of its original site and now stands adjacent to the James City County Library, the release stated.

The marker was approved for installation earlier this year by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources, the release stated. Its sponsor, James City County Historical Commission, covered the marker’s manufacturing costs.

The dedication event will feature speakers Frank Abbott, chair of the James City County Historical Commission, county officials, representatives of the Norge Depot Association, and Lena McDonald of the Department of Historic Resources.