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Crystal Spring reservoir and pump house. Crystal Spring was one of the city's earliest landscaped parks. It was designed and managed by Roanoke Gas and Water Works.

FE292 Crystal Spring.jpg
A view of Crystal Spring Park, pump house, and reservoir. Crystal Spring was one of the city's earliest landscaped parks. It was designed and managed by Roanoke Gas and Water Works.

PC 103.22 Crystal Spring.jpg
"Crystal Springs Reservoir, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 103.21 Crystal Spring.jpg
"Crystal Spring Reservoir, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 103.2 Crystal Spring.jpg
"Crystal Spring Reservoir. Just below Crystal Spring, the Roanoke Gas and Water Company have built a fine reservoir of concrete, about 225 by 175 by 20 feet in size; it is surrounded by an iron fence and adorned with an artistic fountain. Roanoke is…

PC 103.1 Crystal Spring.jpg
"Crystal Spring, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 103.01 Crystal Spring.jpg
"Crystal Springs, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 103.0 Crystal Spring.jpg
"Crystal Springs, Roanoke, Virginia."

IRB102 Dwelling 1.jpg
A two story and basement building of frame construction, composition shingle roofm plastered interior finish, wood floors on first and second, concrete basement, steam heat and electric lighting. Excellent condition. Valuation: The sound value of…

IRB97 Pump Station.jpg
A one story brick building, composition roof, open interior finish, concrete and wood floors, electric lighting; fire resistive addition. Building in good condition. Occupancy: Steam reciprocating pumps and boilers. Valuation: The sound value of…

IRB44 Fire Station 8.jpg
This is a two story and part basement brick building of semi-fire resistive construction with slate roof, open interior finish with exception of second floor which is plaster, concrete floors - wood surface on second floor. One stairs basement to…

Underwood 7 Roanoke from Stone Mountain.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke from Stone Mountain

CPC 58 Crystal Spring.jpg
Houses along Richelieu Avenue in Crystal Spring.

CPC 36 Crystal Spring.jpg
Looking up Crystal Spring Avenue from roughly 23rd Street.

Davis2 23.44 First Presbyterian.jpg
First Presbyterian Church, located at 2101 Jefferson Street.

Davis 41.3 McClanahans Mill Flume.jpg
Built in the 1750s, this flume and waterwheel were all that remained when this photo was taken sometime before 1890. The flume and waterwheel were demolished in 1890. This mill lended its name to Mill Mountain.

Davis 31.45 McClanahan House.jpg
This house was built circa 1855 by Elijah McClanahan. Elijah was the son of William McClanahan who owned over 3,000 acres of land, including Crystal Spring and Mill Mountain. First Presbyterian Church was built on the site in 1929.

Davis 1.414 Crystal Spring gazebo & house.jpg
Crystal Spring showing gazebo and house on hill above. Davis print from earlier glass negative.

Davis 1.413 McClanahan's Mill.jpg
Built in the 1750s, this flume and waterwheel were all that remained when this photo was taken sometime before 1890. The flume and waterwheel were demolished in 1890. This mill lended its name to Mill Mountain.

Davis 1.41 Crystal Spring engraving.jpg
"Crystal Spring as it looked in the early days of Roanoke." Engraving of photo
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