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Railroad Hill and Vicinity

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The hillside rising above the railroad machine shops and tracks is a treasury of railway and architectural history. Almost all of its buildings were constructed by the Norfolk and Western or its development subsidiary, the Roanoke Land and Improvement Company. The N&W was instrumental in Roanoke's industrial and commercial development in the early twentieth century.

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Anne Carter Lee

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