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Raleigh Court Photograph Collection

Dublin Core

Title

Raleigh Court Photograph Collection

Description

Photographs in this collection document the history of the Greater Raleigh Court neighborhood, which includes Wasena, Virginia Heights and Norwich. Many of the photographs were published in Nelson Harris' book, Greater Raleigh Court: A History of Wasena, Virginia Heights, Norwich & Raleigh Court. All photographs in this collection were provided to the Virginia Room courtesy of Nelson Harris.

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1919-1985

Contributor

Nelson Harris

Rights

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

Format

Photographs

Type

Still Image

Collection Items

RC1 Memorial Bridge
Memorial Bridge under construction. Virginia Avenue bridge visible on left.

RC2 Virginia Heights Baptist
Chapel and first sanctuary of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC3 Virginia Heights Baptist
Sanctuary of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC4 Virginia Heights Elementary
Virginia Heights Elementary School is seen in the background. In the foreground is the foundation being laid for Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC5 VHBC Sunday School
Parishioners in front of chapel of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC6 VHBC Chapel
Chapel of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC7 VHBC Parishioners
Parishioners in front of chapel of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC8 Roanoke Avenue
A view of Roanoke Avenue in Norwich.

RC9 Russell Avenue
A view of Russell Avenue in Norwich.

RC10 Bridge Street
A view of Bridge Street in Norwich.

RC11 Bridge Street
Buildings along Bridge Street in Norwich.

RC12 Row Houses
Row houses were constructed in Norwich to house the laborers who worked in the various industries in the area.

RC13 Bridge Street
Looking north on Bridge Street at the old truss bridge crossing the Roanoke River.

RC14 Norwich
Looking south toward Norwich at Bridge Street.

RC15 Virginia Heights
Aerial view of Virginia Heights. Evergreen Cemetery is visible in the foreground; Memorial Bridge is visible in the lower right.

RC16 Memorial Bridge
Aerial view of Memorial Bridge.

RC17 Mick-or-Mack
Construction of Mick-or-Mack Grocery, located at 1312 Winborne Avenue.

RC18 Garlands Drugstore
Garland's Drugstore under construction. Garland's opened in 1953.

RC19 Grandin and Memorial
Aerial view of the intersection of Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue.

RC20 Shirley and Greenwood
Looking north on Greenwood Road from the intersection with Shirley Avenue.

RC21 Grandin Road Pharmacy
Grandin Road Pharmacy. Located at 1314 Grandin Road, the building is now how to Gracie's Place Pizzeria and Local Roots Restaurant.

RC22 Virginia Avenue Bridge
The Virginia Avenue Bridge or Woodrum Bridge was the predecessor to Memorial Bridge.

RC23 Memorial Bridge
A crowd gathers for the dedication of Memorial Bridge on 30 August 1926, despite having been open to traffic since 6 May 1926.

RC24 Memorial Bridge
A crowd gathers for the dedication of Memorial Bridge on 30 August 1926, despite having been open to traffic since 6 May 1926.

RC25 Streetcar 47
Streetcar #47 on Grandin Road. This was the last streetcar to run in Roanoke.

RC26 Woodrow Wilson Middle
A newly completed Woodrow Wilson Middle School, located at 1813 Carter Road.

RC27 Fishburn Park Elementary
Fishburn Park Elementary School, located at 3057 Colonial Avenue.

RC28 Raleigh Court Elementary
Raleigh Court Elementary School, located at 2202 Grandin Road, opened in 1960 and served students through the end of the 2009 school year.

RC29 Patrick Henry High
The old campus-style Patrick Henry High School was dedicated on 17 December 1960. It was replaced with a conventional school building in 2008.

RC30 Woodrow Wilson Middle
The gymnasium addition at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.

RC31 Virginia Heights Elementary
A newly constructed Virginia Heights Elementary School (right) stands next to the old Virginia Heights Elementary.

RC32 Grandin Court Elementary
Grandin Court Elementary School, located at 2815 Spessard Avenue.

RC33 Wasena Elementary
Wasena Elementary School, located at 1125 Sherwood Avenue.

RC34 Patrick Henry High
The old campus-style Patrick Henry High School was dedicated on 17 December 1960. It was replaced with a conventional school building in 2008.

RC35 Harris Hardwood
Harris Hardwood Company office, formerly located just off of Ashlawn Street.

RC36 Norwich Bridge
Norwich Bridge

RC37 Raleigh Court Library
Raleigh Court Branch Library, located at 2112 Grandin Road.

RC38 Memorial Bridge
A view of Memorial Bridge

RC39 Lakewood Pond
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC40 Lakewood Pond
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC41 Virginia Heights Lutheran
Children in front of Virginia Heights Lutheran Church. The church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until…

RC42 Children on Grandin
Unidentified children stand outside of Brice's Drugstore on Grandin Road.

RC43 Garlands Drugstore
An interior view of Garland's Drugstore at its original Grandin Road location.

RC44 Garlands Drugstore
Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road.

RC45 Transportation Museum
Visitors at the Roanoke Transportation Museum formerly located in Wasena Park. The museum opened in 1963.

RC46 Transportation Museum
N&W Class J 611 and N&W #6 on exhibit at the Roanoke Transportation Museum in Wasena Park.

RC47 Transportation Museum
Some of the exhibits at the Roanoke Transportation Museum in Wasena Park.

RC48 Transportation Museum
The Transportation Museum in Wasena Park submerged in flood waters from the flood of 1985.
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