The Historic Old Southwest neighborhood, just a few minutes walk from Downtown Roanoke, is a living celebration of history, architecture, and the new “urban pioneer” spirit. Residents from all walks of life live and work together, experiencing a sense of belonging very much like their predecessors did years ago. In addition to the residential population, businesses, churches, restaurants, and the Highland Park Higher Learning Center share historic Old Southwest, representing the very best of neighborhood life in America.
Old Southwest, Inc. is an active not-for-profit organization which began in the 1970’s as the Old Southwest Neighborhood Alliance. Formed to coordinate efforts to save the neighborhood from further destruction (22 buildings were razed in one year), Old Southwest, Inc., remains vigilant and involved on a daily basis on issues affecting the health and promotion of the of the neighborhood. Old Southwest, Inc. membership is open to permanent residents of the neighborhood, tenants, neighborhood business and property owners, as well any persons that wish to support the overall mission of our organization.
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June - Food with Friends
Host: Maria Jacobs
910 5th St (backyard garden)
Saturday - June 15th at 630pm
Everyone is requested to bring an appetizer, entree, side-dish, OR dessert and their favorite beverage.
641 Walnut Ave
Thursday - June 20, 2013
Public Safety at 630pm
Membership Meeting at 7pm
Highland's Art in the Park
Plein Air Event Sale/Auction
Highland Park & Alexander-Gish House
641 Walnut Ave SW
Saturday - August 31st at 9am
The second annual Highland's Art in the Park (known as The HAP) is seeking artists to participate in this amazing event. In conjunction with Roanoke's Arts in Parks program, this event will feature local artists renditions of Highland Park and the Old Southwest neighborhood.
Artwork will be judged on various categories and selected artwork will be auctioned to the public.
Please see the link above for information and an artist's application to sign up for this event. Space is limited!
Old Southwest has been featured on This Old House.
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