Provided by Old Southwest, Inc. and The Home Depot
Old Southwest, Inc. would like to "Thank" each and every person who purchased a ticket and took The Old Southwest Enchanted Garden Tour.

We raised nearly $1,800 which will go directly to The Community Outreach Program and will help them continue bus and feed youth all over the city 3 nights a week during the school year as well as offer tutoring assistance.

Without you, this would not have been possible. A special thanks to the property owners who opened up their gardens, Bella Magazine, The Roanoke Times and 101.5 The Music Place for promoting the event free of charge.

Let's see who we can help in 2015!
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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Roanoke City Council Meeting

 Monday - July 21st, 2014
(notify City Clerk prior to Monday July 21st or arrive 30-mins prior to meeting to be placed on agenda for public comment)

Second reading for approval on a proposal for a 165-ft monopole cell tower to be constructed at 1809 Franklin Rd. SW submitted by Pegasus Tower Company, LLC.

215 Church Ave SW
Noel C. Taylor Muncipal Building

America's Night Out Against Crime

 Tuesday - August 5th, 2014

641 Walnut Ave SW
Alexander-Gish House
Highland Park

Neighborhood Meeting

 Thursday - August 21st, 2014
630pm - Safety Meeting
7pm - Neighborhood Meeting

641 Walnut Ave SW
Alexander-Gish House
Highland Park
 Saturday - August 23rd, 2014

Scope of work: TBD

625 Mountain Ave SW
Graciously hosted by:
Tony Adams & Elvis DePriest

Saturday - August 23rd, 2014

635 Marshall Ave SW

Theme: "South of the Border"

Guests are requested to bring:
An appeti zer, entrée, side-dish OR
dessert and their favorite beverage

Tell a Neighbor, bring a Friend!
Graciously hosted by:
Bethany Hall, Inc.

Sunday - September 14th, 2014

1109 Franklin Road SW

Theme: TBD

Guests are requested to bring:
An appeti zer, entrée, side-dish OR
dessert and their favorite non-alcohol beverage

Tell a Neighbor, bring a Friend!

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