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Roanoke Downtown Historic District

The Roanoke Downtown Historic District has a number of architecturally significant buildings in the Renaissance and Romanesque styles, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Building Styles include: Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Italian Renaissance Historic functions: Department store; Specialty store; Warehouse; Financial institution Current functions: […]

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Randolph County Historical Museum

The Randolph County Historical Museum in Roanoke houses historical artifacts from the entire county, including Native American relics, historical documents, Civil War memorabilia, vintage clothing, and Ella Smith dolls. Open Wednesday and Saturday or by appointment. Address: 809 Main St. Roanoke, AL 36274 Phone: 334-863-5534 or 334-338-5021 Fax: 334-863-5536

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Roanoke Doll Factory

Ella Gannt Smith, artist, inventor, manufactured in this building the famous Roanoke Dolls. The dolls, completely handmade, featured a head molded of plaster of Paris enclosed in a tight cotton fabric cut and stuffed to resemble body, hands and legs. Facial features of each doll were hand-painted, no two being alike. At her death, April […]

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