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 Collection. Continue to check back for new additions.

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FE082 Almshouse.jpg
The Almshouse or "poor house" was built in 1925. The building is now part of Virginia Western Community College.

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

FE041 Almshouse.jpg
The Almshouse or "poor house" was built in 1925. The building is now part of Virginia Western Community College.

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

IRB133 Almshouse.jpg
"A two story and part basement brick building of fire resistive construction, roof of composition on concrete slab, concrete floors, plastered interior finish, electric lighting, low pressure steam heat. Approximately 25 years old and in good…

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.

Underwood 8 Colonial Heights.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke from Colonial Heights

UC 31 Colonial-American.jpg
Colonial-American National Bank, formerly located at 2112 Colonial Avenue.

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

Davis 11.95 Roanoke Technical Institute.jpg
Roanoke Technical Institute, now called Virginia Western Community College.
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