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Underwood Aerial Photographs

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Title

Underwood Aerial Photographs

Description

The following photographs are a series of black and white aerial images of the City of Roanoke and vicinity. The images were taken by Underwood & Underwood photographers in October 1924 for the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company. The images were originally bound in book format entitled, Aerial View of Roanoke and Vicinity Made for Roanoke Railway and Electric Company. Images include local industries, such as the Norfolk & Wesstern railway shops and yards, American Viscose, and Roanoke Railway and Electric Company. Of special interest are photographs of local neighborhoods, high schools and colleges. Images in the collection are 8"x10". Due to the deterioration of the photographs, the images were removed from the binding and placed in polyethylene sleeves. The number of each image corresponds to its order within the bound volume.

Creator

Underwood & Underwood

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Collection Items

Underwood 1 Roanoke from 13500
Aerial view of Roanoke from 13500 feet.

Underwood 10 East on Campbell
Aerial view looking east down Campbell Avenue

Underwood 11 West on Campbell
Aerial view looking west on Campbell Avenue

Underwood 12 Municipal Building
Aerial view of the Municipal Building

Underwood 13 Hotel Roanoke
Aerial view of Hotel Roanoke and Roanoke Auditorium.

Underwood 14 N&W Offices
Aerial view of Norfolk & Western General Offices.

Underwood 15 Jefferson High
Aerial view of Jefferson High School

Underwood 16 Highland Park School
Aerial view of Highland Park Elementary School, known as Park Street School at the time of this photo.

Underwood 17 Athletic Field
Aerial view of athletic field that would become the location of Victory Stadium and Maher Field.

Underwood 18 Mill Mountain
Aerial view of Mill Mountain, including the Mill Mountain Incline and Roanoke Hospital.

Underwood 19 N&W Yards
Aerial view of the Norfolk & Western Railway yards.

Underwood 2 Roanoke Looking West
Aerial view of Roanoke looking west

Underwood 20 Virginia Heights
Aerial view of Virginia Heights

Underwood 21 West Roanoke
Aerial view of northwest Roanoke

Underwood 22 Northwest of Roanoke
Aerial view of northeast Roanoke

Underwood 23 South Roanoke
Aerial view of South Roanoke.

Underwood 24 Raleigh Court
Aerial view of Raleigh Court

Underwood 25 American Viscose
Aerial view of American Viscose Corporation.

Underwood 26 N&W Shops
Aerial view of the Norfolk & Western Railway shops

Underwood 27 Virginia Bridge & Iron
Aerial view of Virginia Bridge & Iron Company.tif

Underwood 28 Crozer Iron Furnace
Aerial view of the Iron Furnace and Pyrites plant

Underwood 29 Roanoke Railway & Electric
Aerial view of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company's power station, substation, car barn and shops.

Underwood 3 Downtown Looking Southwest
Aerial view of downtown Roanoke looking southwest

Underwood 30 Roanoke Railway & Electric
Aerial view of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company's power station, substation, car barn and shops.

Underwood 31 Roanoke Railway & Electric
Aerial view of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company's hydroelectric plant

Underwood 32 St Andrews
Aerial view of St. Andrews Catholic Church.

Underwood 33 Mountain View
Aerial view of Mountain View, the J.B. Fishburn home.

Underwood 34 Roanoke Country Club
Aerial view of Roanoke Country Club.

Underwood 35 Lakeside
Aerial view of Lakeside Amusement Park.

Underwood 36 Virginia College
Aerial view of Virginia College.

Underwood 37 Hollins College
Aerial View of Hollins College, now Hollins University.

Underwood 38 Roanoke College
Aerial view of Roanoke College.

Underwood 39 North of Roanoke
Aerial view looking north of Roanoke. Williamson Road can be seen bisecting the photo from top to bottom. At the bottom left, the first street left of Williamson is Sycamore Avenue. The street above Sycamore is Thurston Avenue. The entire block…

Underwood 4 East on Campbell
Aerial view looking east down Campbell Avenue

Underwood 40 Norwich
Aerial view of the Norwich neighborhood.

Underwood 41 Roanoke from South
Aerial view of Roanoke from the south. The road entering the photo at bottom right is Starkey Road heading north. The Shell country store is currently located where Starkey veers right in this photo. This section of the road is now the path of…

Underwood 42 Andrews Farm
Aerial view of the Andrews farm, near Roanoke.

Underwood 43 Orchards
Aerial view of orchards near Roanoke.

Underwood 44 South of Roanoke
Aerial view of mountains at the south edge of Roanoke.

Underwood 45 Falling Creek Reservoir
Aerial view of Falling Creek Reservoir.

Underwood 46 Salem
Aerial view of Salem

Underwood 47 Vinton
Aerial view of Vinton.

Underwood 48 Cloverdale
Aerial view of Cloverdale.

Underwood 49 Troutville
Aerial view of Troutville.

Underwood 5 North on Jefferson
Aerial view looking north on Jefferson Street.

Underwood 50 Fincastle
Aerial view of Fincastle.

Underwood 6 N&W Shops
Aerial view of the Norfolk & Western Railway shops

Underwood 7 Roanoke from Stone Mountain
Aerial view of Roanoke from Stone Mountain

Underwood 8 Colonial Heights
Aerial view of Roanoke from Colonial Heights

Underwood 9 Downtown Looking Southeast
Aerial view of downtown Roanoke looking southeast

Underwood 52 New London
Aerial view of New London in Campbell County, Virginia.
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