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Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hotel Roanoke

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. Hotel Roanoke Marker
Inscription.  The Hotel Roanoke was built in 1892 by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Over the next century, despite fire and depression, it became the city's social center. The Tudor Revival building became a beloved landmark for thousands of visitors. Its original 34 rooms had grown to 384 rooms when, in 1989, the N&W donated it to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After a major renovation and the addition of a conference center, it reopened in 1995. The Hotel Roanoke was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1995 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-98a.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 37° 16.445′ N, 79° 56.376′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Shenandoah
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Hotel Roanoke Marker
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Avenue NE west of Williamson Road NE, on the right when traveling west. It is in the circle driveway of the hotel’s main entrance at the north end of the Market Street Walkway pedestrian bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norfolk and Western Passenger Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Market Square Walkway (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Hotel Roanoke (about 400 feet away); Today's Rail Traffic (about 400 feet away); Roanoke Shops (about 400 feet away); North Jefferson Street (about 500 feet away); Norfolk & Western General Office Building (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Hotel Roanoke (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
3. Hotel Roanoke
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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