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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. 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° 16.298′ 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. Marker is located in the Market Street parking. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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.
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are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank (about 500 feet away); Norfolk and Western Passenger Station (about 500 feet away); The Market Square Walkway (about 500 feet away); Today's Rail Traffic (about 500 feet away); Hotel Roanoke (about 600 feet away); Roanoke Shops (about 600 feet away); Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
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 was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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