Greater Raleigh Court: A History of Wasena, Virginia Heights, Norwich and Raleigh Court

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From simple beginnings as a small neighborhood in 1907, Greater Raleigh Court has grown into one of Roanoke, Virginia's most prestigious and valued enclaves—a thriving community filled with historic architecture, bustling shops and an energetic sense of place. Although the town's appearance has changed with the decades, the character of the community has not. Mayor and author Nelson Harris tells the story of this neighborhood through an exploration of its old residential streets, its historic bridges and buildings—including the renowned Grandin Theater—and brings to life each era of a history that is marked by both controversy and pride.
ISBN: 9781596292352
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Brief History
Images: 85
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Nelson Harris has written six books on Virginia history. Serving as mayor of Roanoke and pastor of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, Harris stays involved in the Roanoke community. As a distinguished citizen of Roanoke, Harris has received several awards including the “Roanoker of the Year” award and a “Distinguished Service Award” from Radford University.
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