On behalf of Old Southwest, Inc, we would like to extend our gratitude to the sponsors, homeowners, volunteers, and most importantly, our guests who had given their support towards a successful Parlor Tour this year.

Your contributions will go towards wonderful programs to further enrich our neighborhood & community so that all neighbors can proudly call Old Southwest their home.

Thank you and have a safe & happy holiday season!

-Jason Cromer
President, Old Southwest, Inc.

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.

What does Old Southwest, Inc. Do?

Some of the Many Things We Do To Make Old Southwest Safe, Strong & Beautiful

  • Produce an annual Parlor Tour of homes each year on the first weekend in December.
  • Have monthly Safety Meetings attended by Roanoke City Police.
  • Food With Friends - neighbors gather almost monthly in homes for a fun shared potluck social event.
  • Present an annual Citizens Appreciation Banquet to recognize special people who do special things in support of the neighborhood.
  • Provide funding, via grants, to help neighbors improve their properties.
  • Send members to Neighborhood Conferences both local, state, and nationwide.
  • Informative programs at neighborhood meetings about matters related to preservation, improvements, special events and a lot more.
  • Twice yearly clean up of alleys and streets by our volunteers.
  • Annual art show and event in Highland Park.
  • Ongoing improvements and maintenance of our historic meeting place, The Alexander/Gish house at the back of Highland Park.
  • Innovative projects to help preserve and enhance Highland Park.
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Announcements

Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday - January 15th, 2015
630pm - Safety Meeting
7pm - Neighborhood Meeting

641 Walnut Ave SW
Alexander-Gish House
Highland Park

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