Stiff historic-district renovation restrictions, a shoestring budget and a baby on the way did not thwart Amanda and Aaron Copeland’s plans to renovate their first home in downtown Roanoke. Today their Old Southwest home, decorated for the holidays in keeping…

With the growth of major railroad Norfolk Southern, the area formerly known as Big Lick became a major crossroads and eventually was renamed Roanoke. The railroad brought prosperity to the city, and by the turn of the century, the area…