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

Hotel Roanoke

 
 
Hotel Roanoke Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
Location. 37° 16.445′ N, 79° 56.376′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Shenandoah Avenue NE west of Williamson Road NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is in the circle driveway of the hotelís main entrance at the north end of the Market Street Walkway pedestrian bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America.
 
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
Hotel Roanoke Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Hotel Roanoke Marker
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Hotel Roanoke (about 400 feet away); Roanoke - A Railroad Town (about 400 feet away); Operation Fast Freight (about 400 feet away); The Finest Steam Passenger Locomotive (about 400 feet away); Power Behind the Nation (about 400 feet away); Norfolk and Western Railway (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
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Hotel Roanoke image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
3. Hotel Roanoke
This view is from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. 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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