Norfolk & Western Railway General Office Building South

Gainsboro History Walk

Norfolk & Western Railway General Office Building South

Roanoke, Virginia 24016, United States

Created By: Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation


GOB South was built in 1896 by the railroad at the corner or Shenandoah Avenue and Jefferson Street. It replaced an earlier Queen Anne Style building that was constructed in 1883 for the railroad and destroyed by fire.The existing building is of the Neoclassical Revival Style of architecture. The west wing was constructed in 1903.

"Designed by the Norfolk & Western architecture department in Philadelphia, the design of GOB-S was inspired by architecture of the Renaissance, an age of humanism that rejected the style of the earlier Gothic period in favor of a more down-to-earth horizontality with rich decorative motifs derived from Greek and Roman structures." Source: National Register Nomination

This point of interest is part of the tour: Gainsboro History Walk


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