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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RC41 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
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…

RC40 Lakewood Pond.jpg
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC39 Lakewood Pond.jpg
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC38 Memorial Bridge.jpg
A view of Memorial Bridge

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

RC36 Norwich Bridge.jpg
Norwich Bridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RC16 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Aerial view of Memorial Bridge.

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

RC14 Norwich.jpg
Looking south toward Norwich at Bridge Street.

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

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

RC11 Bridge Street.jpg
Buildings along Bridge Street in Norwich.

RC10 Bridge Street.jpg
A view of Bridge Street in Norwich.

RC9 Russell Avenue.jpg
A view of Russell Avenue in Norwich.

RC8 Roanoke Avenue.jpg
A view of Roanoke Avenue in Norwich.

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

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

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

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

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