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126-0084 East Radford Historic District

East Radford Historic District
Photo credit: Kathryn Derr, 1999

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

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VLR Listing Date 03/15/2000

NRHP Listing Date 05/11/2000

NRHP Reference Number 00000491

The East Radford Historic District is a historic residential and commercial area exhibiting the 19th- and early-20th-century development of a regional transportation hub and industrial center. Residential, commercial, transportation-related, and institutional buildings primarily date from 1880 to 1930, during which time new, popular building designs gradually replaced traditional forms. This period also reflects the era of Radford’s expansion in the late 19th century, when it was transformed from a depot village to an important regional center along the New River.

The central commercial and residential part of Radford comprises most of the historic boundaries of the town of Central Depot, later known as the east ward of the city of Radford.  This area was listed in the registers in 2000 as the East Radford Historic District. A 2008 amendment was accepted by the National Register changing the status within the district of the former Carson’s Drug Store from a contributing building to a contributing structure, after the building burned, leaving behind only the front façade.
[VLR Accepted: 10/20/2005; NRHP Accepted: 4/23/2008]

2008 Nomination Amendment

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: August 4, 2021