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128-5476 Riverland Historic District

Riverland Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/19/2013

NRHP Listing Date 08/27/2013

NRHP Reference Number 13000646

In response to Roanoke’s rapid industrial growth during the late-19th and early-20th centuries along the Roanoke River and railroad lines, the Riverland Historic District was developed between 1900 and 1930 by the Highland Land Company as a suburb to provide housing for working-class citizens. Just south of a bend in the Roanoke River, the historic district features a range of popular housing styles from the early 20th century including American Foursquare and Craftsman.  Of the 238 total resources in the district, 192 (81%) are contributing and 46 (19%) are non-contributing. The Riverland Historic District is eligible for listing on the National Register under criteria A and C with local significance in the areas of Architecture and Community Planning and Development with a period of  significance of 1900, when the first residence was constructed, to 1930, when the neighborhood was over 90 percent built out and achieved its architectural character.

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

Updated: April 9, 2021