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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641 Walnut Ave
Thursday - May 16, 2013
Public Safety at 630pm
Membership Meeting at 7pm
May - Food with Friends
Hosts: Mark & Kathi Hostetter
544 Day Ave SW
Saturday - May 18 at 630pm
Theme: Paying Homage to the Rose Gods
Everyone is requested to bring an appetizer, entree, side-dish, OR dessert and their favorite beverage.
OSW Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale, Etc.
Saturday - June 1 at 700am-12noon
Held the first Saturday in June this no-admission event continues to successfully grow each and every year! Any OSW resident is welcome to setup (no fee) a table or area to sell items.
Old Southwest has been featured on This Old House.
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