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256 La Valette Ave.
256 La Valette Ave.
256 La Valette Ave. overlooks the Lafayette River in Norfolk. (Adrienne Mayfield/Southside Daily)
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256 La Valette Ave. rests on a cul-de-sac overlooking the Lafayette River in Norfolk. Located at the back end of the Virginia Zoological Park, in the mornings, residents can watch the sun rise over the river and hear white rhinos and lions roar as they ready themselves for the day.

Part of the larger Riverview neighborhood, the area is relatively private and hosts about five homes. Four of those homes are nearly 100 years old, including 256 La Valette Ave. which was built in 1918 and was used to house Navy sailors.

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