August 22nd, 2017

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Visitor’s Center

History of Buena Vista



Historic Landmarks



The Buena Vista Opera House


The Buena Vista Opera House opened on June 6, 1891. This famous landmark was located on the corner of 20th and Magnolia Avenue. Most of the entertainment before the advent of the motion picture took place in this building. It was unfortunately torn down in 1985 after being declared unsound.

Blue Ridge Tannery
Columbian Paper Mills
Buena Vista Glass Company Works
Original Buena Vista Court House
Norfolk & Western Station
Alleghany Ore and Iron Company Furnace



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