In the middle of what is now Main Street was one of the first buildings on the campus of the institution now known as Virginia Tech. The street curved around the structure and this building pattern is still visible where College Avenue crosses Main. At the highest point along this road is Blacksburg United Methodist. Main Street once ended in a T-intersection. This street is pedestrian-friendly and is home to restaurants, many of which offer live music; particularly popular are the weekly jam sessions at Market Square Park. Points of interest along Main Street include the Lyric Theater (built 1922/1934) and the Blacksburg Post Office.
Backstory and Context
"The Sixteen Squares of Blacksburg". YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB1zBWt4KVw, published by the Town of Blacksburg, VA, http://tobweb.org/WalkingTour/.
"Downtown Blacksburg: At the Heart of Your Kind of Town". The Blacksburg Partnership. Accessed February 28, 2017. http://stepintoblacksburg.org/home/explore/downtown-blacksburg.html.
"National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Blacksburg Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. December 1990. Accessed February 28, 2017.
Lyric Theatre; image by Smash the Iron Cage - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39415081.