May Day, New Roof Installed For deWitt Cottage

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While most of you have been staying home to comply with the Virginia Governor’s Order; City of Virginia Beach Contractors have been very busy replacing the roof on the historic deWitt Cottage.  

Contractors above are busy applying the new roof on the deWitt Cottage.  The new metal roof is made of an alloy that will prevent the roof from rusting like the old roof.  The old roof was 30 years old and suffered significant rust damage causing the roof to leak. ​In addition to all of that work, the iconic New Castle Hotel and the Raven Restaurant (our neighbors) have been torn down. 

 
​Here you see the New Castle Hotel as the demolition was started. 
 
​Now here you only see the vacant lot where the New Castle Hotel stood next to The deWitt Cottage. 
 
 
The photograph to the left is the empty slab foundation where the Raven Restaurant stood for more than 50 years. 
 

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