Agnew Seed Store
One of my favorite Art Festivals took place in the park in Roanoke, Virginia. As I returned for the annual festival, I brought new paintings of the area. One of the paintings was, at the time, the oldest seed store in the state of Virginia. The store was handed down through family since its opening in 1897.
The store was located at 301 Market Street, in Roanoke and sold Seeds & Bulbs for wholesale and retail growers. The inside of the store, had shelves, drawers and displays that took you back in time. Bird seed was a popular item along with feeders for the bird lovers.
After the owners death in 2009, business closed and the building was sold to a couple who owned several other businesses in the area.
The other paintings that I painted over the years from Roanoke, were the Texas Tavern, Roanoke Weiner Stand and Billy’s, located in the Market District. I eventually sold them as a print set of 4, I called my Roanoke Set.
I love Roanoke and could live there! It is such a cool town. Here are a few of my favorite places around town…