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SR071 Salem

FILES

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Dublin Core

Title

SR071 Salem

Description

This century-old view of Salem showed the development of the town since its inception in 1802 by James Simpson when he created 40 lots on 16 acres. The lots fronted one main road which Simpson named “Roanoke Street.” The lots were two sizes, rectangular (66 x 266 feet) and square (132 feet). Cross streets were originally named Limestone Street (later called Union Street), Water Street (later Broad Street), and Market Street.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1910

Contributor

Nelson Harris, George Wade

Rights

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

Format

Digital Postcard

Type

Still Image

Identifier

sr071

Is Version Of

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards by Nelson Harris (2005)

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Citation

unknown, “SR071 Salem,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed June 25, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/sr071.