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Roanoke Negatives

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Title

Roanoke Negatives

Subject

This collection of 170 4"x6" negatives documenting Roanoke was purchased at an estate sale by the Roanoke Public Library Foundation in February 2011. Only those which have been identified and are not duplicates are included in this digital collection. The photographer and provenance of the collection is unknown.

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Rights

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

Collection Items

RNC 65 2nd Street
Looking north on 2nd Street NE. Lick Run is the stream at right. Extreme right is the location of I581.

RNC 72 2nd Street
Looking north on 2nd Street just beyond Patton Avenue..

RNC 130 2nd Street
Looking north on 2nd Street NE.

RNC 66 2nd Street
Looking north on 2nd Street NE at the intersection with Patton Avenue.

RNC 120 6th Street SE
Looking north on 6th Street SE from Tazewell Avenue.

RNC 17 Windsor Apartments
Apartments located at 2049 Windsor Avenue at the corner of Brunswick Street.

RNC 94 Avon Road
Looking north on Avon Road at the intersection with Sherwood Avenue.

RNC 29 GW Copenhaver
Vacant storefront on Williamson Road between Church Avenue and Kirk Avenue. The building was once occupied by blacksmith G.W. Copenhaver. The site is now a parking lot.

RNC 37 Carvins Cove Dam
Carvins Cove Dam shortly after completion. The reservoir would not be complete until the 1940s.

RNC 38 Carvins Cove Dam
Carvins Cove Dam shortly after completion. The reservoir would not be complete until the 1940s.

RNC 147 Carvins Cove Dam
Carvins Cove Dam Shortly after completion. The reservoir would not be complete until the 1940s.

RNC 148 Carvins Cove Dam
Carvins Cove Dam Shortly after completion. The reservoir would not be complete until the 1940s.

RNC 132 Church and 2nd
Buildings once located at 2nd Street and Church Avenue where the Commonwealth Building stands today.

RNC 81 Church Avenue
Looking east on Church Avenue from the 100 block.

RNC 60 Church Avenue
Demolition of St. John's Episcopal and a house on Church Avenue to make way for the post office.

RNC 52 Church Avenue
Commerce Street School being razed to make room for the post office. Greene Memorial United Methodist Church can be seen in background.

RNC 139 Commerce Street School
Demolition of the Commerce Street School, also known as the First Ward School.

RNC 10 Fire Station 7
Fire Station 7, located at 1742 Memorial Avenue.

RNC 50 Franklin Road
A view of the 200 block of Franklin Road, where the Verizon building sits today. First Baptist Church can be seen over the buildings at left. The building on the right with the round portion was the original First Baptist.

RNC 84 Gregory Avenue
Gregory Avenue at the intersection with 2nd Street NE.

RNC 16 Heironimus
John Nolen's plans for the City of Roanoke on display in the windows of Heironimus.

RNC 55 Patrick Henry
The Patrick Henry Hotel.

RNC 56 Jefferson Street
Looking north on Jefferson Street from Campbell Avenue.

RNC 42 Jefferson Street
Looking north on Jefferson Street from Elmwood Park.

RNC 101 Jefferson Street
Home formerly located at 815 S. Jefferson Street.

RNC 5 Mick or Mack
Mick or Mack, formerly located at 310 2nd Street.

RNC 118 Mill Mountain
A view of Mill Mountain from Old Southwest

RNC 47 Monticello
Side view of Monticello.

RNC 152 WWI Monument
This monument was erected in 1925 by the Margaret Lynn Lewis Chapter of the DAR to honor Roanoke soldiers who served in World War I. It is located in Argonne Circle on King George Avenue.

RNC 80 WWI Monument
This monument was erected in 1925 by the Margaret Lynn Lewis Chapter of the DAR to honor Roanoke soldiers who served in World War I. It is located in Argonne Circle on King George Avenue.

RNC 146 Municipal Building
View of the Municipal Building from 2nd Street and Campbell Avenue.

RNC 51 Municipal Building
A view of the municipal building from the YMCA.

RNC 73 N&W Underpass
One-lane road under a Norfolk & Western underpass through which traffic accessing 460 East would pass.

RNC 39 N&W Freight Station
Lots for sale in front of the Norfolk & Western freight station on Norfolk Avenue.

RNC 3 N&W Salvage
Norfolk & Western Salvage Warehouse, formerly located at 201 Campbell Avenue SE.

RNC 15 Norfolk Avenue
A view of Norfolk Avenue includes Bannister's Place (a boarding house) and HC Barnes Pharmacy. Buildings were located roughly where the Wells-Fargo Tower is today.

RNC 86 Orange Avenue
Driving could be a challenge on Orange Avenue in its early days. View is looking west near Gainsboro Road.

RNC 150 Orange Avenue
Orange Avenue, exact location unknown.

RNC 24 Memorial Avenue
Street car tracks on the 700 block of Memorial Avenue.

RNC 18 Quick Way
Quick Way convenience store, located at 2209 Brandon Avenue.

RNC 40 Commerce Street School
Commerce Street School, also called First Ward School, was located at the corner of Church Avenue and 2nd (Commerce) Street. Built in 1890, it was razed in 1929 to make room for the post office.

RNC 64 Commerce Street School Site
A nearly gone Commerce Street or First Ward School. The school stood at Church Avenue and 2nd Street and was razed to make way for the post office.

RNC 63 Commerce Street School Site
A nearly gone Commerce Street or First Ward School. The school stood at Church Avenue and 2nd Street and was razed to make way for the post office.

RNC 2 Highland Park School
Highland Park Elementary School, located at 1212 5th Street.

RNC 11 Roanoke High School
Roanoke High School was formerly located on the northeast corner of Church Avenue and 3rd Street where the Noel C. Taylor Municipal building stands today.

RNC 41 Big Oak Filling Station
Big Oak Filling Station was located around the 2500 block of Williamson Road.

RNC 4 Shenandoah
Austin & Martin Auto Repair, formerly located at 223 Shenandoah Avenue NW.

RNC 9 St. Andrews
St. Andrews Catholic Church.

RNC 54 Jefferson Theatre
Jefferson Theatre, formerly located at 417 S. Jefferson Street.

RNC 70 Tinker Creek
A view of Tinker Creek.

RNC 85 Tinker Mountain
A view of Tinker Mountain.

RNC 8 Wilson & Company
Wilson & Company, seen in the foreground, was a wholesale meat company. It was located at 312 Campebell Avenue SE. Hotel Roanoke and N&W General Offices can be seen in background.

RNC 117 Woodlawn Avenue
Woodlawn Avenue at the intersection with Montgomery Avenue.
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