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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

This street is still as busy as it was nearly 100 years ago, though with a bit of a facelift since its early 1900s beginning. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

This street is still as busy as it was nearly 100 years ago, though with a bit of a facelift since its early 1900s beginning. Read more

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Personal shoppers and pick-up services are changing the grocery business. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

Department stores had a huge downtown presence in the 1950s and 1960s, but over the years, many left downtown for suburban malls. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Main Building at Hollins serves as a historical marker as well as a residence hall for students. Read more

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Kenn Bell (Courtesy of Christina Lee)

Christina and Chris Lee have brought national attention to their organization, Deaf Dogs Rock, while helping deaf and blind dogs across the region. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Ponce de Leon, now an apartment property, houses remnants of its past as a hotel. Read more

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Julianne Rainone

In its heyday, Crossroads Mall was a shopping marvel. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Courtesy of The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

What once housed the largest drugstore in the Roanoke Valley is now home to a thriving workspace community. Read more

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Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

Before Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke Hospital housed the exquisite Flickwir Memorial Unit. Read more

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The Tudor-style hotel has long been one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Read more

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful building has transformed from hotel into an elegant living, business and event space. Read more

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Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The view from the Mill Mountain Star has changed a little since its humble beginnings, but the architecture, both new and old, continue to enhance the iconic cityscape. Read more

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Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The 56-year-old strip center, unique in the valley when it opened in 1961, has remained a strong location for local, regional and national retail. Read more

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Julianne Rainone

Times were happy in 1946, when people flocked to see movies on the big screen. Read more

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Julianne Rainone/Archival Image Courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

It’s been 135 years since Roanoke’s downtown farmers market, a city symbol, opened with 25 hucksters, otherwise known as vendors. Read more

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William Mahone

Two families looking to make energy efficiency a way of life in their new homes found an environmentally friendly haven in Mount Tabor Meadows, a Blacksburg community comprised of all EarthCraft-certified homes. Read more

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Ted Pratt

Too many of us spend too many years ignoring the inviting, ever-expanding destination right in our back yard. Time for a weekend getaway. Read more

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