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Wholesale Row, Warehouse District

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1889–1902. 109–133 Norfolk Ave. SW
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Adjacent to the railroad tracks, this row of five warehouses, two and four stories in height, was constructed to store shipments of food in transit. They are of post-and-beam timber construction with tie-rods and exterior brick walls. Two of the warehouses have stepped gables featuring the corbeling typical of Roanoke's turn-of-the-twentieth-century commercial architecture. The buildings have mostly been renovated for office use.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Wholesale Row, Warehouse District", [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, 418-418.

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