Roanoke Downtown Historic District (Roanoke, Virginia)

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Roanoke Downtown Historic District
Roanoke Downtown Historic District.jpg
Looking north along Jefferson Street
Roanoke Downtown Historic District (Roanoke, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Roanoke Downtown Historic District (Roanoke, Virginia)
Location Roughly bounded by 3rd St., Norfolk Ave., Jefferson St., and Bullitt Ave.; 310-324 Salem Ave. SW; 300-400 blk. Church & 300-400 blk. Luck Aves., SW., 600-700 blk. S. Jefferson St., 401 3rd & 502 5th Sts., SW., Roanoke, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′14″N 79°56′36″W / 37.27056°N 79.94333°W / 37.27056; -79.94333Coordinates: 37°16′14″N 79°56′36″W / 37.27056°N 79.94333°W / 37.27056; -79.94333
Area 116.6 acres (47.2 ha)
Built 1882 (1882)
Architectural style Beaux Arts, Classical Revival, Early Commercial, et al.
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 02000978, 07000232 (Boundary Increase), 13000647 (Boundary Increase)[1]
VLR # 128-5761
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 14, 2002, March 29, 2007 (Boundary Increase), August 27, 2013 (Boundary Increase)
Designated VLR April 12, 2002, December 6, 2006, June 19, 2013[2]

The Roanoke Downtown Historic District is a is a national historic district located in the Downtown Roanoke area of Roanoke, Virginia. It encompasses 122 contributing buildings. It includes a variety of commercial, institutional, social, and governmental buildings and structures from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. Notable buildings include the Roanoke City Public Library, the YMCA Central Branch Building, First Christian Church (1925), the Central Church of the Brethren (1924), Tomnes Cawley Funeral Home (1928), Thomas B. Mason Building (1961), Peerless Candy Co. (c. 1916), City Hall / Municipal Building (1915), Roanoke Times Building (1892), Anchor Building / Shenandoah Building (1910), Greene Memorial Methodist Church (1890), and United States Post Office and Courthouse (1930). Located in the district are the separately listed Patrick Henry Hotel, the Boxley Building, the Campbell Avenue Complex Historic District, Colonial National Bank, and First National Bank.[3][4][5]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Alison Stone Blanton (March 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Roanoke Downtown Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos and Accompanying map
  4. ^ Alison Stone Blanton (August 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Roanoke Downtown Historic District (Boundary Increase)". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 
  5. ^ Alison Blanton and Patrick Hughes (March 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Roanoke Downtown Historic District (Boundary Increase)". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 

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