Mrs. W.R. Cooks

Known Name(s)

Mrs. W.R. Cooks


2211 Marshall A. Newport News, VA

Establishment Type(s)

Tourist Home

Physical Status



The 1955 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map shows a two-story dwelling here with a one-story front porch and a two-story rear porch. Roofs are composition shingle. This section of the map is black and white so the construction material of the house is unknown. Its neighbors are one-story dwellings.

The site is vacant lot between two houses. The gray house on the left is 2209; the white house on the right is 2213.

Note: The 1946 and 1947 Green Book issues list Mrs. Cook at 221 Marshall. 

Detailed History

The 1940 census lists Ida W. Cooke at 2211 Marshall Avenue. She is 46, Black, married to William R. Cooke, and born in Virginia. She completed four years of college. There are two lodgers, both teachers, in the household. 

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