Hampton Roads History
Stories and images from the Daily Press explore 400 years of history in Hampton Roads, the oldest permanent continuous English-speaking region in America.
Thousands watched the magnificent Hotel Chamberlin go down in flames during a catastrophic 1920 fire. These pictures from the Daily Press and the Hampton History Museum capture the fiery drama of the spectacular Old Point Comfort disaster. -- Mark St. John Erickson
The long winter of 1977 may not have been the worst to hit Hampton Roads, but when the coldest temperatures in two decades hit the region earlier this week, that's what many local people recalled as a benchmark. Here's a gallery of pictures from the weeks-long deep freeze. -- Mark St. John Erickson