Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Patrick Henry Hotel Furniture Sale To Benefit Goodwill
The Patrick Henry in downtown Roanoke plans a public sale of items from the historic landmark, recently purchased by Ed Walker. Walker intends to create more than 100 apartments with offices and possibly retail space in the building.
Originally opened as a hotel in 1925, the building has been sitting idle for several years filled with furniture and antiques. While many of the items are of historical significance and will be used in the renovation, a substantial amount of furniture, fixtures, and equipment will be available to the public at a series of sales with proceeds benefiting Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley.
The first sale will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The one day event will feature small mementos such as original room keys, brass wall plaques, signature antiques and a sampling of art deco and traditional furniture.
The sale will be held at the Goodwill Jobs Campus located at 2502 Melrose Avenue in Roanoke. A larger sale with remaining items will be held in January of 2010 at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(From press release.)