Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Market Square Walkway
The David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk
Years ago, pedestrians walking between the Hotel area to downtown Roanoke crossed at Jefferson Street, dodging weather and both rail and automotive traffic or through a pedestrian tunnel beneath the tracks. Today, the Market Square Walkway provides the same convenience, connecting the Hotel with the most vibrant historic area of the Roanoke Valley, the Roanoke City Market. The bridge, completed in 1995 offers a panoramic view of one of America’s most active rail corridors and downtown Roanoke. The Roanoke City Market is listed as one of America’s top public spaces.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
Location. 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 are within walking distance of this marker. Norfolk and Western Passenger Station (here, next to this marker); Today's Rail Traffic (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Roanoke (within shouting distance of this marker); Roanoke Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); North Jefferson Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hotel Roanoke (about 400 feet away); Norfolk & Western General Office Building (about 400 feet away); First National Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
More about this marker. The picture in the upper right of the marker, taken in 2006, was provided for the use on the marker by K.L. Miller of Miller Design & Photography.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 4. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.