Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jackson and Penn st.

The historic district has a variety of sizes of homes.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Meter on Progress St.

This is the only house in the area that has a mysterious red meter in the front yard.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wong Park at Bennett Hill

The building was a family residence located near downtown.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Draper and W. Roanoke sts

The Media Building is at the edge of the Virginia Tech campus and downtown.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras

Yes, Mardi Gras is celebrated in Blacksburg.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Trees and power lines

It is hard to tell the trees from the poles.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Scalemodel of downtown

The Alumni Mall entrance to the Virginia Tech campus is at the lower right corner. The parallel lines are the roads along the mall. The model is in Kent Square.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Memorial Bricks

When Blacksburg celebrated its bicentennial, it offered citizens the chance to place memorials in bricks in the sidewalks.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cheese factory, formerly

One can estimate how long a person has lived here when that person gives directions using the cheese factory as a landmark. The building is used for apartments.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Manoca's on Jackson St.

Jackson St. is a short and fascinating street in downtown.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Smithfield decoration

Smithfield is a restored plantation. This is used to decorate a parking lot by the home.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Historic Thomas-Conner House

The Thomas-Conner House, corner of Draper Road and Wall Street, is reported to have been built in 1878 by William Howard Thomas of Roanoke Valley at a cost of $10,000 and was occupied by his daughter and family in 1882. Currently it houses offices.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tree on Eakin St.

Eakin St. is in one of the older residential areas.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Barter Theatre

Several Blacksburgers enjoyed "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the State Theatre, Barter, at Abingdon. These were two of the actors in the show. They are photogenic, no?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sunrise from Floyd St.

This view is to the east from the corner of Floyd and Clay streets

Friday, February 13, 2009

Farmers Market

The Market, on W. Roanoke St., is open on Saturdays.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tree Removal on Progress

The tree was removed from the yard of a home on Progress St., in the historic district.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Development on Country Club Dr.

Blacksburg has several controversial economic development issues. This site is near a new shopping center.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pine Stand

This pine tree forested area is in the middle of a residential neighborhood.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Town Hall in 1798

It was a different era when this building was the townhall. It is on Jackson St.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stained Glass Window

A local Main St. restaurant has stained glass windows with renditions of local history. This is one is symbols of Virginia Tech.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Skate board ramp at the townpark.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Blacksburg Branch

Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library has all kinds of library services throughout the New River Valley. The Blacksburg building once housed a business that sold lumber.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Garage in a garden

Gardeners on Eakin St. designed their garage as a garden.

School Bus up Clay St.

Today schools opened late day because of weather; yesterday schools were closed

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Christ Episcopal Church

Church Street is a major section of the town. This historic building, dating from 1879, is at the corner of Church and Jackson streets.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Skyline from Lee St.

Early morning from Lee St. facing mostly west, looking toward downtown.

Monday, February 2, 2009

House on Miller

Miller Street is in the older residential area and is across from the library building.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Huckleberry, mile post 1

The Huckleberry is named for the train route whose roadbed it covers. The train was so slow that the cadets traveling to Virginia Tech could get off, pick huckleberries along the route, and still get back on the train.