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Roanoke, VA: Historic Gainsboro and Urban Renewal

  • 15 Patton Avenue Northwest Roanoke, VA, 24016 United States (map)
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Participants will be guided through the extensive history of the Gainsboro neighborhood. The tour will begin at Gainsboro Library and weave through local neighborhood streets, highlighting prominent black figures from local history. Participants will discuss the impact of urban renewal on the City's landscape as they venture through the history of those honored at Wells Avenue Plaza. The tour will follow Patton Avenue, Gilmer Avenue, Gainsboro Road, Wells Avenue and Henry Street. The walk will circle back to end at Gainsboro Library, where participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their newfound knowledge of the City and connections made within their community.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Host: Jordan Bell and Brittany Gardner | Roanoke City Planning Department and the City of Roanoke |, (540) 853-1139

Location: Gainsboro Library, 15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Modality: Walking

Reservations: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children


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