Loudon-Melrose, Roanoke, Virginia

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Loudon-Melrose is a Roanoke, Virginia neighborhood located in west Roanoke south of U.S. 460 (Melrose Avenue). It borders the neighborhoods of Shenandoah West on the west, Harrison and Gilmer on the east, Melrose-Rugby on the north and Hurt Park on the south opposite the Norfolk Southern rail yard.[1]

History[edit]

With the continued outward expansion of Roanoke resulting from the completion of the Salem-Melrose streetcar line in the 1890s, by the 1920s this outward residential expansion reached the Loudon-Melrose area.[2] The residential design of the neighborhood is dominated by the two-story foursquare, constructed during the 1920s-1930s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Explore Roanoke Neighborhood Map: Loudon-Melrose". City of Roanoke Department of Neighborhoods. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Loudon-Melrose/Shenandoah West Neighborhood Plan: The Neighborhoods". City of Roanoke Planning Division. Retrieved 2008-05-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Loudon-Melrose/Shenandoah West Neighborhood Plan: Residential Development". City of Roanoke Planning Division. Retrieved 2008-05-17. [dead link]

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