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FE065 WDBJ.jpg
WDBJ station at its third location on the corner of Colonial Avenue and Brandon Avenue.

RC40 Lakewood Pond.jpg
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC39 Lakewood Pond.jpg
Pond in Lakewood Park.

Davis2 28.3 Christ Lutheran.jpg
Christ Lutheran Church, located at 2011 Brandon Avenue SW.

Davis2 19.6 Colonial Yorktown.jpg
Colonial Yorktown Apartments, located at 2918 Brandon Avenue SW.

Davis2 43.611 Allstate Insurance.jpg
Allstate Insurance, formerly located at 3517 Brandon Avenue SW.

Davis2 43.61 Allstate Insurance.jpg
Allstate Insurance, formerly located at 3517 Brandon Avenue.

RAC30 Shrine Hill.jpg
This aerial photograph shows the area where Patrick Henry High School is located today. During the 1920s, the pasturelands served as an early airfield known as Shrine Field. The land was owned by the Shriners in hopes of erecting a large Masonic…

MP 3.5 Towers Mall.jpg
Towers Mall under construction. Towers opened in 1961 at 2207 Colonial Avenue. At the time, it was reported in the Roanoke Times that Towers was the largest shopping center in the state. This photo depicts the upper level.

MP 3.13 Reid and Cutshall.jpg
Interior view of Reid and Cutshall Furniture. This photo is believed to have been taken in the Brandon Avenue location.

MP 3.12 Reid and Cutshall.jpg
Interior view of Reid and Cutshall Furniture. This photo is believed to have been taken in the Brandon Avenue location. Individuals unidentified.

MP 3.11 Reid and Cutshall.jpg
Reid and Cutshall Furniture Wayside, formerly located at 3441 Brandon Avenue.

UC 48 Flora & Martin.jpg
Offices located at 701 Brandon Avenue, including Flora and Martin Insurance, Department of Taxation and Jean Moore Custom Frames.

UC 18 Colonial-American.jpg
Colonial-American National Bank, formerly located at 3002 Brandon Avenue.

UC 17 Brandon Avenue.jpg
Offices located at 701 Brandon Avenue.

UC 14 Humble Esso.jpg
Humble Esso, formerly located at 3611 Brandon Avenue.

UC 13 Humble Esso.jpg
Humble Esso, formerly located at 3611 Brandon Avenue.

Davis 49.112 Towers Mall.jpg
Lower level of Towers Shopping Center.

Davis 45.71 Blue Ridge Park for Industry.jpg
Aerial view of Blue Ridge Industrial Park between Brandon Avenue and Shenandoah Avenue. The park is now located on Aerial Way Drive. Brandon Avenue is the road bisecting the lower portion of the photo. Roanoke Electric Steel can be seen above the…

Davis 43.721 Allstate Insurance Co..jpg
Allstate Insurance Company, formerly located at 3517 Brandon Avenue.

Davis 28.01b Old Lutheran Church.jpg
Now the site of Brandon Oaks Lifecare Retirement Home, tradition has it that this structure was the first Lutheran Church in the area. A historical marker is located in the area where the church once stood.

Davis 28.01a Old Lutheran Church sign.jpg
Located on Brandon Avenue near the entrance to Brandon Oaks Lifecare Retirement Home, this historical marker makes note of the first Lutheran congregation in the area.

Davis 27.31 Roanoke Church of Christ.jpg
Roanoke Church of Christ, located at 2606 Brandon Avenue.

RNC 18 Quick Way.jpg
Quick Way convenience store, located at 2209 Brandon Avenue.
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