A Guide to the Records of the Elmwood Park Century Project 1979-1981 Elmwood Park Century Project, A Guide to the Records of the 2014.4.22

A Guide to the Records of the Elmwood Park Century Project 1979-1981

A Collection in
Roanoke Public Libraries
Accession Number 2014.4.22


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Repository
Roanoke Public Libraries
Accession Number
2014.4.22
Title
A Guide to the Records of the Elmwood Park Century Project
Physical Characteristics
1 legal-size storage box
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Records of the Elmwood Park Century Project, Accession #2014.4.22, Roanoke Public Libraries, Roanoke, VA

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown


Historical Note

In 1978, the City of Roanoke and downtown business community commissioned a $100,000 study to evaluate the development potential of Roanoke’s downtown core area and to prepare a plan for revitalizing it. The Elmwood Park Century Project is one of the recommendations from the study that was approved by City Council as submitted to the public as a bond issue in 1979. The bond was issued and a committee was established to ensure that all development occurring in the project would be of certain design standards. The committee was chaired by Betty B. Wood, with the following members of the committee: Dorothy L. Gibboney, Byron A. Hicks, Mary Watkins, William Watts, Louis Goodwin, Vernon Jamison, Roma Pevler and George Vogel.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 1 legal-size record storage box containing 14 folders. Materials include: meeting minutes, plans (drawings and schematics), correspondence, lists of donors and news clippings. The date range of the collection is 1979 through 1981. One of the highlights of the collection is a list of donors, either of monetary contributions or who purchased trees dedicated to the memory of loved ones. Plans and schematics of the proposed park also provide an interesting glimpse at some of the ideas generated from the committee, some of which are visible in the park today. The collection is lacking in that some of the meeting minutes were not available.

Arrangement

Documents are arranged alphabetically by document type.

Contents List

Records of the Elmwood Park Century Project
Box: 1
  • Folder 1
    Brochures undated
  • Folder 2
    Correspondence, Donation Acknowledgements, Last Names A-K 1979
  • Folder 3
    Correspondence, Donation Acknowledgements, Last Name L-Z 1979
  • Folder 4
    Correspondence, General 1979
  • Folder 5
    Donations - Holly Trees undated
  • Folder 6
    Donations - Magnolias undated
  • Folder 7
    Donations - Sentry Maples undated
  • Folder 8
    Donations - Special Gifts undated
  • Folder 9
    Meeting Minutes 1979-1981
  • Folder 10
    News Clippings undated
  • Folder 11
    Plans - Design Development Submittal undated
  • Folder 12
    Plans - Drawings undated
  • Folder 13
    Plans - Schematic Submittal undated
  • Folder 14
    Project Schedule undated