Gainsboro Historic District

Bounded by Wells, Centre, 1st St. Bridge and Gilmer, Commonwealth, N. Jefferson and 2nd., Patton, Harrison etc., Roanoke, Virginia


Street Views 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 2005
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Queen Anne; American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; et al.
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce; Entertainment/Recreation; Health/Medicine; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Hotel; Multiple dwelling; Specialty store; Professional; Theater; Hospital
Current functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Business; Religious structure; Mortuary; Library
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1852; 1881; 1917
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 202
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 18
Non-contributing structures: 2


19th Century (38,066)
African-American heritage (1,531)
American Movement (6,254)
Brick (42,466)
Built 1852 (291)
Built during 1850s (4,729)
Bungalow/Craftsman (3,364)
District (10,617)
Have Street View (49,909)
Queen Anne (5,137)
Roanoke, Virginia (62)
Stone (26,168)
Stucco (7,816)
Tin (2,648)
Victorian (19,703)
Virginia (3,637)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"