Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hancock Building

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35 Campbell Avenue . Roanoke

Hancock Dry Goods was built in 1898. In 1929 was purchased by Pugh Department Store and in 1965 Grand Piano purchased the building and bricked over these gorgeous windows and terra cotta mosaics...why oh why would anyone do that??? Anyways, since then it has been restored and renovated into apartments...

You can check out the website HERE

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures


  1. So happy this beautiful building was restored! Sometimes cities just rake over the past to provide for the new, and it always breaks my heart. This is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Perfect Valentine post... makes my heart skip a beat! LOVE that is has been restored. blessings ~ tanna

  3. Beautiful building, glad, that is restored, although I never could pay for an appartment there (have visited the website). But dreams are for free...

  4. Tanya, a book could be written about gorgeous building that have been altered by owners. I know of several at home that were "modernized" or turned into a parking lot. Thanks for the visit, I hope the see you back again.

  5. This building is gorgeous!! What's wrong with Grand Piano, anyway???

  6. Oh, those are amazing...someone not in their right mind covered them up is all I can say!

  7. Yes, the mosaics are the features that really pull us into this otherwise pretty plain building.

  8. I love this building's mosaics. So many nice things happening in Roanoke now.


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