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Pembroke Manor —  Unincorporated area  — Pembroke Manor Location within the state of Virginia Coordinates: 36°51′8″N 76°8′10″W / 36.85222°N 76.13611°W / 36.85222; -76.13611Coordinates: 36°51′8″N 76°8′10″W / 36.85222°N 76.13611°W / 36.85222; -76.13611 Country United States State Virginia Independent city Virginia Beach Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)  - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP codes FIPS code GNIS feature ID Pembroke Manor (also known as Pembroke) is an area in the heart of the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA located around the intersections of Virginia Beach Boulevard (U.S. Route 58) and Independence Boulevard (State Route 225). The community's name comes from Pembroke Manor, a plantation built in 1764. 1 The house was donated by the Aragona family to the Princess Anne Historical Society. One of the first developments of the area was Princess Anne High School, which opened in 1954. The neighborhood was characterized by Pembroke Mall, originally its only regionally recognizable landmark, after its opening in 1966. Anchor Pembroke Mall department stores included Miller & Rhoads and Sears, with regional retailers like Willner's and Hofheimer's joining national chains like Radio Shack and F. W. Woolworth. 2 The mall was eventually overshadowed by the Lynnhaven Mall, in the Lynnhaven section of the city after its opening in 1981. 3 Through the late 1980s and early 1990s, the intersection at Pembroke Manor was criticized by urban planner and architect Andres Duany for its pedestrian unfriendliness [1]. Now, however, Pembroke Manor is home to many new high-end shops and restaurants due to the public-private Virginia Beach Town Center project, which has the feel of new urbanism. The Town Center Project's goal is to revitalize the Pembroke Manor area and create a modern 'downtown' area in what has become one of the city's core business districts. In moving the traditional focus of the city away from the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach's resort area, the city hopes to revitalize itself. Town Center currently has two high rise towers, the Armada Hoffler Tower (named for the developer) and The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center tower, with more in the works. A luxury apartment building, the Cosmopolitan, has been built as part of the project, as well as several restaurants and a performing arts center. Captain John Saunders, who built Pembroke Manor in 1764, was the ward of Rose Hall owner Mr. Jacob Ellegood. In Fall 1775 under the direction of Royal Governor Dunmore, Mr. Ellegood raised the Queen's Own Loyal Virginia Regiment to aid in the number of Crown Forces in Tidewater Virginia. Other forces included the so-called Ethiopian Regiment and regular Crown Forces. The then Colonel Ellegood recruited his ward to join the QOLVR. After their defeat at the Battle of Great Bridge in December 1775, the members of the Regiment remained on-board ships in the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads until the next summer of 1776 whereby they moved northward and were assimilated into the Queen's Rangers. Saunders would go on to minor successes throughout the rest of the War and after settle in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Canada never to see his Pembroke Manor again. External links Virginia Beach Town Center Website Pembroke Mall Website Audio link about saving Pembroke mansion Pembroke Neighborhood Website [2] John Saunders (judge) v · d · eCity of Virginia Beach Topics History • Culture • People • Sports • Media • Education • Economy • Transportation • Parks First Landing State Park • False Cape State Park • Mount Trashmore • Munden Point • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Military Naval Air Station Oceana • Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek • Fort Story Attractions Adam Keeling House • Adam Thoroughgood House • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum • Cape Henry Light • Cape Henry Memorial • Ferry Plantation House • Francis Land House • Lynnhaven House • Military Aviation Museum • Norwegian Lady Statues • Ocean Breeze Water Park • Old Coast Guard Station Museum • Tidewater Arboretum • Upper Wolfsnare • Virginia Aquarium Neighborhoods Alanton • Bayside • Birdneck • Chesapeake Beach • Church Point • Croatan Beach • Green Run • Kempsville • Kings Grant • London Bridge • Lynnhaven • Oceana • Pembroke Manor • Princess Anne • Pungo • Salem • Sandbridge • Thalia • Town Center Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area • Virginia • United States This City of Virginia Beach, Virginia state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e