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Julianne Rainone

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

Departments

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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. more

Departments

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Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

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

Departments

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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. 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. more

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Julianne Rainone

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

Departments

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

Features

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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. more

Home & Garden

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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. more

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