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128-5785 Grandin Road Commercial Historic District

Grandin Road Commercial Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/11/2002

NRHP Listing Date 11/27/2002

NPS property number 02001450

Grandin Road Commercial Historic District includes buildings that provided a commercial center for the surrounding Virginia Heights and Raleigh Court neighborhoods, which developed as Roanoke’s first street car suburbs in the early 20th century. Resources include a public elementary school, a fire station, retail stores, offices, a social hall, a movie theater, and a church. The Grandin Theater, built in 1931, was the first and only historic movie theater constructed outside of downtown Roanoke; its rehabilitation this year with the use of state and federal tax credits has sparked the revitalization of Roanoke city’s largest commercial center to develop after World War I.


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

Updated October 19, 2018