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City Market Building

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1922, Edward G. Frye; 1982 remodeled, Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern with Centerbrook Architects; 2011, Cunningham Quill. Campbell Ave. SE at Market Sq.

The revitalization of Roanoke's lively market area is one of Virginia's great preservation successes. Site of open-air produce sales since 1874, it is now a rich mix of shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries. A keystone of the market area development, this building now includes a food court and shops. The Colonial Revival brick building has a taller central section and a slightly projecting, pedimented central pavilion facing the open market square. Above the canopied storefronts of the building's ground story are two upper stories of rectangular windows crowned by a bold modillion cornice. On the other side of the square are open-air stands where craftsmen and farmers sell their wares. In the area around Market Square are compatibly scaled, late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century buildings, mostly of brick with wooden trim.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "City Market Building", [Roanoke, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 413-414.

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