The original antique rose collection was planted in 1986 along the 800-foot remains of the Cemetery’s old 1860’s brick boundary wall.
The original 60 varieties were chosen by famous rosarian Carl Cato to represent rose history from before 1581 through the 19th century, and to include the full range of classes and colors exhibited by these ancestors of modern day roses.
He took over the distillery shortly afterward when Call quit for religious reasons.
He was forced to change the registration number when the federal government redrew the district and he became Number 16 in district 5 instead of No. However, he continued to use his original number as a brand name, since his brand reputation already had been established.
Norfolk is also the home to the two professional sports team in the state of Virginia the Norfolk Tides and the Norfolk Admirals, which attractsthousands of sports fan travel to Norfolk from other cities in Virginia, such as Richmond, Chinatown Bus, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Arlington, and Colonial Heights.