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Roanoke Municipal Building & Annex, 216 Campbell Avenue Southwest & 215 Church Avenue , Roanoke, VA



B&W Photos

HB1176922
Main Elevation (campbell Ave.) Of Municipal Building Habs Va, 81-roan, 1a

HB1176923
Main Elevation Of Municipal Building And Partial View Of Annex Habs Va, 81-roan, 1a

HB1176924
Entrance,main Elevation Habs Va, 81-roan, 1a-3

HB1176925
Ends Of Municipal Building And Annex,with Municipal Bldg In Foregroun Habs Va, 81-roan, 1a

HB1176926
Annex And Municipal Building,showing End Of Both And Full Church Ave

HB1176927
Elevated View Of Annex End And Church Ave

HB1176928
Annex And And End Of Municipal Building Photographed From Church Ave

HB1176929
Annex And End Of Municipal Building Photographed From Other End Of Church Ave


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Location
216 Campbell Avenue Southwest , VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-35
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1969 subsequent work
Significance: The Municipal Complex area (Courthouse, Municipal Building, Police Station, Jail, and Court Facility now being built) symbolize the steady growth and progress of the City. It also reflects the centralization of city offices, enhancing efficiency and creating an environment where cooperation between departments is facilitated. Also in the early seventies, the City structure was reorganized pulling together departments with common factors. A director who reports to the City Manager was placed over each of these clusters. Architecturally, the significance of these buildings is their harmony. The 1915 neo-classical revival structure was common of government architecture of the time. The 1969 municipal building repeats and reflects the basic design elements of the older structure. The new jail and court facility and even the renovation of the buildings for the police station harmonize with the new municipal building to the extent that scale, texture, materials and design elements all blend to create a modern, clean and efficient image. The City of Roanoke is creating an impressive center of local government services and administration.

Related Names
Fry & Chesterman


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Main elevation (Campbell Ave.) of Municipal Building HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1A
2. Main elevation of Municipal Building and partial view of annex HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1A
3. Entrance,main elevation HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1A-3
4. Ends of Municipal Building and annex,with municipal bldg in foregroun HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1A
5. Annex and municipal building,showing end of both and full Church Ave. elevation of annex HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1B-1
6. Elevated view of annex end and Church Ave. elevation and partial view of municipal building HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1B-2
7. Annex and and end of municipal building photographed from Church Ave. HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1B-3
8. Annex and end of municipal building photographed from other end of Church Ave. HABS VA, 81-ROAN, 1B-4


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