Check out the Spring 2018 edition of our newsletter, Preservation Focus for a look back on the past few months! This issue contains a list of our 2017 Preservation Awards, some upcoming Preservation Events for May, and updates on recent preservation initiatives. You’ll find an invitation to Preservation Virginia’s big Endangered Sites in Virginia announcement that will take place here in Roanoke at Fire Station No. 7 in Grandin! We hope to see you there!
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Check out the Spring 2017 edition of our newsletter, Preservation Focus for a look back on the past few months! This issue contains a list of our 2016 Preservation Awards, an update on Preston Place, updates on our Historic Plaque Program and the kickoff of our new social media campaign! You’ll also find invitations to History by Bike, our 2017 Endangered Sites, and our next Preservation Pub Talk!
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The History Ride & Marker Unveiling was a success! In celebration of National Preservation Month the RVPF led a guided bike ride this past May telling the story of historic sites along the way. This free event launched the Roanoke Valley Greenways Historic Trail Marker Program and included a dedication ceremony for our first three markers – American Viscose Corporation, Norwich neighborhood and Elmwood Park. We were honored to have representatives from our partners in attendance – Dr. Rupert Cutler with the Roanoke Arts Commission, Jim Lee with the Roanoke Valley Greenways Commission, and Steve Buschor with the City’s Parks & Recreation Department. Our interpretive marker program will extend throughout the Greenway system, making the Roanoke Valley’s vibrant history more accessible to the public.
In other news Fueling Progress Dinner Lecture was packed with attendees. Guests enjoyed an awesome virtual road trip exploring the history of America’s roadside architecture with Savannah College of Art and Design professor, Robin Williams. Who knew Atlantic City’s Lucy the Elephant was based on Napoleon’s Elephant of the Bastille! A huge thank you to Berglund Automotive for the impeccable and very appropriate venue of Carlin’s Amoco Station as well as Petroleum Specialties and Hill Studio for making this evening possible!
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Highlights of this edition of our newsletter include our 100 Years of Fueling Progress dinner at the newly refurbished Carlin’s Amoco Station, the Downtown Abbey Premiere Party, a short piece on the Boones Mill Depot, the dedication of the Gainsboro History Walk, our preservation awards, and as always our list of endangered sites.
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