Colony House Motor Lodge

Located on Franklin Road SW, US Route 220 in the city of Roanoke, the Colony House Motor Lodge comprises two motel buildings, a motel office with a porte-cochere, and a […]

English Gardens Apartments

English Gardens is a garden-apartment complex in the Raleigh Court neighborhood of southwest Roanoke that was constructed in two phases between 1947 and 1950. The 17 buildings comprising the complex […]

Southwest Historic District Boundary Increase

A boundary increase for the Southwest Historic District in Roanoke expands the district to cover 20 areas—ranging from a single property to several blocks—that share a similar history and development […]

Salvation Army Citadel

The Salvation Army Citadel, located on Salem Avenue in the Southwest Historic District Boundary Increase area of the city of Roanoke, operated from its construction in 1941 until 2018, although […]

American Viscose Plant Historic District

Established in 1917, the American Viscose Company plant in Roanoke expanded rapidly during the first half of the 20th century in response to the growing use of rayon, known as […]

First Baptist Church

Designed by the prolific Roanoke architect H. H. Huggins, First Baptist housed what was at the time the largest and most prominent African American congregation west of Richmond. Completed in […]

Belmont Historic District

The Roanoke neighborhood encompassing the Belmont Historic District developed in the late-19th and early-20th-centuries by providing housing for the inflow of workers filling positions at the Norfolk & Western Railway’s […]

Villa Heights

Villa Heights in Roanoke was constructed by 1820 for Lt. Colonel Elijah McClanahan. A veteran of the War of 1812, McClanahan owned most of the land that ultimately became the […]

Riverland Historic District

In response to the city of 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 […]

Roanoke City Health Center

Built in 1951, the Roanoke City Health Center was designed to reflect a nationwide shift in public healthcare after World War II. With federal funding under the Hill-Burton Act, public […]