Alexander Black House & Cultural Center

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204 Draper Road Southwest, Blacksburg, VA, USA - (540) 558-0746

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Andy99 Andy99
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Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation Jul 09, 2016
The Alexander Black House is a restored Queen Anne confection. It was built in 1897 by Alexander Black, a descendant of the family for which Blacksburg is named. The Black family resided in the house until 1935. The building then became a funeral home until 2002. Proposed commercial redevelopment threatened demolition of the house at its original site on Main Street. But the town and the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation intervened, purchased the house, and moved it to its present location on Draper Road.It was restored to its 1897 appearance, complete with turrets, cross-gables and gingerbread trim.

The interior is under restoration and the first floor was opened to the public in 2014. Rooms on the first floor reflect the house as it was when Alexander Black built it. Black’s original bedroom furniture was donated for the restoration.

There is also space for art and historical exhibits sponsored by the Blacksburg Museum. When we visited, a display on the diversity of the Blacksburg community was on view.

A walk through the house reveals beautifully done woodwork and stained glass. We enjoyed the insight into Victorian era Blacksburg.
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Zagnut66 says:
If I ever get down to Blacksburg I will have to pay a visit.
Posted on: May 27, 2017
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