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The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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

RNC 8 Wilson & Company.jpg
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 85 Tinker Mountain.jpg
A view of Tinker Mountain.

RNC 70 Tinker Creek.jpg
A view of Tinker Creek.

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

RNC 9 St. Andrews.jpg
St. Andrews Catholic Church.

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

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

RNC 11 Roanoke High School.jpg
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 2 Highland Park School.jpg
Highland Park Elementary School, located at 1212 5th Street.

RNC 63 Commerce Street School Site.jpg
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 64 Commerce Street School Site.jpg
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 40 Commerce Street School.jpg
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 18 Quick Way.jpg
Quick Way convenience store, located at 2209 Brandon Avenue.

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

RNC 150 Orange Avenue.jpg
Orange Avenue, exact location unknown.

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

RNC 15 Norfolk Avenue.jpg
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 3 N&W Salvage.jpg
Norfolk & Western Salvage Warehouse, formerly located at 201 Campbell Avenue SE.

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

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

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

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

RNC 80 WWI Monument.jpg
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 152 WWI Monument.jpg
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 118 Mill Mountain.jpg
A view of Mill Mountain from Old Southwest

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

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

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

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

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

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

RNC 50 Franklin Road.jpg
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 10 Fire Station 7.jpg
Fire Station 7, located at 1742 Memorial Avenue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RNC 29 GW Copenhaver.jpg
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 94 Avon Road.jpg
Looking north on Avon Road at the intersection with Sherwood Avenue.

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

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

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

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

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

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