By Christian Trejbal
On Tuesday, Blacksburg finally will break ground on renovations at the Alexander Black House. I thought this day would never arrive.
Black, a descendant of one of the town’s founding families, was a prominent late 19th and 20th century businessman involved in several ventures. Among them, he founded the Bank of Blacksburg, which survives today as the National Bank of Blacksburg.
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer.