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Valley View Mall

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1985, Ferbee, Walters and Associates; later additions, Ferbee, Walters and Associates and LS3P. 4802 Valley View Blvd.

This mall serves as evidence of Roanoke's northward expansion in the last decades of the twentieth century, and also indicates the city's position as a center of retail commerce in Southwest Virginia. At more than one million square feet of space, Valley View Mall is the region's largest and ever-expanding shopping center. Its enclosed spaces with avenues and cross streets, fountains, plantings, changing community exhibits, food court, arcades, and elaborate holiday displays make it a shopping village. It has succeeded like others of its kind in becoming more than a place to shop, but a destination and a place where, at least, teenagers go just to see what is happening. At Valley View, the surrounding lots continue to grow with buildings, including such huge big-box centers as Walmart and Target, as well as a multiplex movie theater and even its own strip development.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Valley View Mall", [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, 422-423.

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