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128-6065 Salem Avenue-Roanoke Automotive Commercial Historic District

Salem Avenue-Roanoke Automotive Commercial Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

See link(s) below to view additional documentation.

VLR Listing Date 06/06/2007

NRHP Listing Date 08/08/2007

NRHP Reference Number 07000807; 08000425; 14000235

The buildings within the Salem Avenue / Roanoke Automotive Commercial Historic District are representative of typical commercial and light industrial buildings of their day and illustrate the impressive growth in the city, including the emergence of the automobile, during the early twentieth century. Though generally without distinctive architecture, these buildings illustrate the manner in which the city’s economy blossomed to incorporate a wide range of firms, many of them quite small in scale. The automobile-related businesses are among the most numerous of these and speak to the proliferation of the automobile during this period.

In 2008 and again in 2013, the boundary was increased to include several more automobile-related enterprises that arose in the early 20th century.
2008 Boundary Increase: VLR Listed 9/20/2007; NRHP Listed 6/4/2008
2013 Boundary Increase: VLR Listed 3/20/2014; NRHP Listed 10/22/2014

2008 Boundary Increase Nomination

2013 Boundary Increase Nomination

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

Updated: August 27, 2018