The Historic Roanoke City Market

The Historic Roanoke City Market is the oldest such market in continuous use in Virginia.  In 1882 licenses were issued to 25 hucksters.  The city of Roanoke's first charter formally authorized a municipally owned market in 1884, and the first permanent Market Building was completed in 1886. This formed the core of a continuing curb market in and around the Market Square.  The present Market Building was erected in 1922 to replace the original  structure.  Today the building is a food court and shopping facility.  The market includes unique shopping, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, antique shops, visitor information center and much more.  Additionally; the #1 Fire Station, built in 1907 can be seen and is a historic landmark.  Modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia, it remains open and is free to tours (located on Church Stree