Virginia Room Digital Collection

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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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RVNH40211.jpg
Big Lick in 1881. Location unknown.

GB060 First Baptist Church Gainsboro Bible School.jpg
First Baptist Church Gainsboro can trace its origins back to September 30, 1867, when a small congregation held service, led by Rev. Edmond Johnson, in a dwelling on Hart Avenue, establishing the Big Lick Colored Baptist Church. As membership…

GB058 First Baptist Church Gainsboro, Interior.jpg
First Baptist Church Gainsboro can trace its origins back to September 30, 1867, when a small congregation held service, led by Rev. Edmond Johnson, in a dwelling on Hart Avenue, establishing the Big Lick Colored Baptist Church. As membership…

GB057 Decons and Trustees of First Baptist Church Gainsboro.jpg
First Baptist Church Gainsboro can trace its origins back to September 30, 1867, when a small congregation held service, led by Rev. Edmond Johnson, in a dwelling on Hart Avenue, establishing the Big Lick Colored Baptist Church. As membership…

Davis 9.21 Big Lick Signpost.jpg
Sign for Big Lick, 7 miles, and Botetourt Springs, 6 miles. An inset of the sign from another angle is included.

Davis 12.3 Big Lick Post Office.jpg
Big Lick Post Office was located on the corner of Lynchburg Road (Orange Avenue) and Williamson Road.

Davis 1.01 Big Lick 1881-82 copy.jpg
Looking NW from Elmwood Park. Earliest known picture of Roanoke City locale.
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