The Black House will be an eyesore no more
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 early 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 an editorial writer for The Roanoke Times.