Norfolk and Western Railway Company Historic District

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Norfolk and Western Railway Company Historic District

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Norfolk and Western Railway Company Historic District, June 2010
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Location 88 and 108 Jefferson St. NW, and 209 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′23″N79°56′31″W / 37.27306°N 79.94194°W / 37.27306; -79.94194 Coordinates: 37°16′23″N79°56′31″W / 37.27306°N 79.94194°W / 37.27306; -79.94194
Area 4.9 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1896 (1896), 1903, 1931, 1905, 1949
Architect Loewy, Raymond; et al.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Art Deco, Moderne
NRHP reference # 99000076 [1]
VLR # 128-5432
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 27, 1999
Designated VLR September 14, 1998 [2]

Norfolk and Western Railway Company Historic District is a national historic district located at Roanoke, Virginia. It encompasses three contributing buildings constructed by the Norfolk and Western Railway. They are the Neoclassical Revival style General Office Building-South (1896, 1903); the Art Deco period General Office Building-North (1931); and the Moderne style Passenger Station (1905, 1949). The Passenger Station was renovated by architect Raymond Loewy in 1949. [3] The Passenger Station is occupied by the O. Winston Link Museum.

Roanoke, Virginia Independent city in Virginia, United States

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. At the 2010 census, the population was 97,032. It is located in the Roanoke Valley of the Roanoke Region of Virginia.

Norfolk and Western Railway transport company

The Norfolk and Western Railway was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. It was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, for most of its existence. Its motto was "Precision Transportation"; it had a variety of nicknames, including "King Coal" and "British Railway of America" even though the N&W had mostly articulated steam on its roster. During the Civil War, the N&W was the biggest railroad in the south and moved most of the products with their steam locomotives to help the South the best way they could.

Neoclassical architecture is an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century. In its purest form, it is a style principally derived from the architecture of classical antiquity, the Vitruvian principles, and the work of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. Douglas J. Harnesberger and Nancy Kraus (July 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying two photos and Accompanying map Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine .