Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roanoke City Market

 
 
Roanoke City Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. Roanoke City Market Marker
Inscription. The Roanoke farmers' market is one of the oldest such markets in continuous use in Virginia. In 1882, licenses were issued to twenty-five hucksters. The City of Roanoke's first charter formally authorized a municipally owned market in 1884, and the first permanent market building was completed in 1886. This formed the core of a continuing curb market in and around the Market Square. The present market building was erected in 1922 to replace the original market structure.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Convservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-96.)
 
Location. 37° 16.298′ N, 79° 56.362′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Campbell Avenue (U.S. 11) near Wall Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the Market Street parking. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norfolk and Western Passenger Station (about 500 feet away); The Market Square Walkway (about 500 feet away); Roanoke - A Railroad Town
Roanoke City Market and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. Roanoke City Market and Marker
Marker is to the right of the picture.
(about 500 feet away); Operation Fast Freight (about 500 feet away); The Finest Steam Passenger Locomotive (about 500 feet away); Power Behind the Nation (about 500 feet away); Norfolk and Western Railway (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Roanoke.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Roanoke City Market Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
3. Roanoke City Market Building and Marker
In the background is the present market building, erected in 1922.
Roanoke City Market image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
4. Roanoke City Market
A look down Market Street from the Roanoke Market Building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement