The Location

The Lawson Building East is located in downtown Roanoke, one block from the Historic Market District and directly across from the Norfolk & Western East End Rail Road Shops. Despite its proximity to downtown, this area of Southeast Roanoke has traditionally been an industrial and warehousing district. Signs of its revitalization, however, are becoming more apparent: in particular, the opening of the new Taubman Museum of Art directly to the west signals change in a district poised to become Roanoke’s fastest growing.