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Grant Plaza at Cave Spring, located at 3901 Brambleton Avenue.

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Interior view of Crossroads Mall. When it was built in 1961, Crossroads was the first enclosed mall in Virginia.

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Crossroads Mall, located at the intersection of Williamson Road and Hershberger Road. Built in 1961, Crossroads was the first enclosed shopping center in Virginia.

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An interior view of Crossroads Mall.

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JC Penney at Crossroads Mall, formerly located at 5002 Airport Road NW.

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Interior of Crossroads Mall. Crossroads was built in 1961 and was the first enclosed shopping center in Virginia.

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Interior entrance of JC Penney at Crossroads Mall.

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Interior view of Crossroads Mall.

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Interior entrance to Sidney's at Crossroads Mall.

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Phillips Shoes in Crossroads Mall.

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WoolCo Department Store, formerly located at Crossroads Mall, 5002 Airport Road NW. Original anchor stores at Crossroads were J,C. Penney, Roses, Heironimus, Winn-Dixie, People's Drug, Other mall tenants included Fink's Jewelers, Smartwear Irving…

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Roanoke-Salem Plaza storefronts, including People's Drug, Miller & Rhoads and Winn-Dixie, formerly located at 4600 Melrose Avenue NW.

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Lerner Shops at Roanoke-Salem Plaza, formerly located at 4142 Melrose Avenue NW.

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Roanoke-Salem Plaza, formerly located at 4600 Melrose Avenue.

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Townside Plaza (now Townside Festival), located at 3600 Franklin Road SW.

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Townside Plaza (now Townside Festival), located at 3600 Franklin Road SW.

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Roanoke Salem Plaza opened in 1962. It was the third largest shopping center to open in the valley, with Crossroads being the first and Towers, the second.

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Roanoke Salem Plaza opened in 1962. It was the third largest shopping center to open in the valley, with Crossroads being the first and Towers, the second.

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Two unidentified women pose next to Christmas decorations at the Roanoke Salem Plaza.

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Towers Mall under construction. Towers opened in 1961 at 2207 Colonial Avenue. At the time, it was reported in the Roanoke Times that Towers was the largest shopping center in the state. This photo depicts the upper level.

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The Gables Shopping Center, located at 1322 S. Main Street in Blacksburg. Tenenants included Leggett's, Mick or Mack, Sears, A&P, Gables Pharmacy, T,G,&Y, High's Ice Cream, First Virginia Bank, Firestone, and Sherwin Williams Paints.

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Andy's Cards and Candies, formerly located in Townside Festival Shopping Center.

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Williamson Road Plaza, located in the 5300 block of Williamson Road.
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