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

Davis 1.91 Elmwood Park from corner.jpg
Elmwood Park from corner of Jefferson St. and Bullitt Ave.

Davis 1.92 Elmwood Park looking toward corner.jpg
Elmwood Park looking toward SW corner of Jefferson St. and Elm Ave.

Davis 1.921 Elmwood Park.jpg
View of Elmwood Park looking from Southwest corner of Elm Avenue and Jefferson Street. Terry home and tennis courts visible.

Davis 1.93 Elmwood Park looking from SW corner.jpg
Elmwood Park looking from SW, at Jefferson St. and Elm Ave., corner toward Terry home in park. Tennis courts at left. About 1950.

Davis 1.94 Elmwood Park looking SE.jpg
Elmwood Park looking at SE corner of Bullitt Ave. and Jefferson St. About 1950. Gazebo in view.

Davis 1.95 Japanese Magnolia.jpg
Japanese magnolia brought from Japan by Admiral Perry. Elmwood Park Spring 1931.

Davis 1.951 Japanese Magnolia at night.jpg
Japanese magnolia. Elmwood Park Spring of 1931. Night view.

Davis 1.952 Japanese Magnolia.jpg
Japanese Magnolia tree in Elmwood Park.

Davis 1.96 Snow in Elmwood.jpg
Snow in Elmwood Park

Davis 1.96A Snow in Elmwood.jpg
Snow in Elmwood Park.

Davis 1.96B Snow in Elmwood.jpg
Snow in Elmwood Park with view of Terry House

Davis 1.98 Jefferson & Elm looking south.jpg
An aerial view of Elmwood Park.

Davis 15.02 Library Opening Day.jpg
A band plays at the Roanoke Public Library's opening day celebration in Elmwood Park.

Davis 15.11 Roanoke Public Library.jpg
View of the first Roanoke Public Library from across Elmwood Park. The building, known as the Terry House, was purchased with Elmwood park by the city in 1911 for $150,000.

Davis 15.12 Library Entrance.jpg
Jefferson Street entrance to the first Roanoke Public Library

Davis 15.121 Terry House.jpg
A view of the Terry House from the driveway on Jefferson Street. The Terry House would become Roanoke's first public library in 1921.

Davis 15.13 Library & Elmwood Park.jpg
Terry home in Elmwood Park shortly after its converstion to the first library. Circa 1925.

Davis 15.14 Old Library Building.jpg
Roanoke Public Library as seen from across Jefferson Street.

Davis 15.15 Roanoke City Library.jpg
The Main branch of Roanoke Public Libraries.

Davis 15.211 Storytime at Roanoke Public Libraries.jpg
Roanoke Public Library's children's room. November 19, 1917.

Davis 15.212 Patrons in Reference.jpg
Ladies in the reference room.

Davis 15.22 Main Library Interior.jpg
Interior view of the first library. The desk in this photo is currently used in the Virginia Room.

Davis 15.221 Main Library Interior.jpg
Roanoke Public Library. Circulation desk and main room.

Davis 15.222 Reading & Reference Room.jpg
Interior view of Main Library reading and reference rooms when it was located in the Terry House.

Davis 15.23 Patrons in Reference.jpg
The reference room in the old library about 1947.

Davis 16.414 Patrick Henry Hotel.jpg
The Patrick Henry is seen from Elmwood Park and houses.

Davis 16.41a Patrick Henry.jpg
The Patrick Henry as seen from Elmwood Park.

Davis 16.421 Patrick Henry Hotel.jpg
The Patrick Henry is seen from Elmwood Park.

Davis 2.12 Kazim Temple Band.jpg
Kazim Temple Band in Christmas parade. Looking NE on Jefferson Street from corner of Day Avenue.

Davis 31.51 Terry House.jpg
The Terry House in Elmwood Park. The home was used as Roanoke's first public library until it the current structure was built in 1952. The home was used as recreational offices until it was razed in 1964.

Davis 5.1 Community Hospital.jpg
Aerial view of Downtown and Community Hospital

Davis 6.122 Terry House.jpg
View of the Terry House and Elmwood Park from the Patrick Henry Hotel.

Davis 6.123 Elmwood Corner.jpg
Intersection of Jefferson Street and Elm Avenue, looking toward the SW corner of Elmwood Park. Terry House visible through the trees.

Davis 6.124 Elmwood Corner.jpg
Corner of Jefferson Street and Bullitt Avenue, looking toward the SE corner of Elmwood Park.

Davis 6.125 Elmwood Gazebo.jpg
View of gazebo in Elmwood Park from the Patrick Henry Hotel.

CPC 43 Elmwood Park.jpg
A view in Elmwood Park.

CPC 52 Japanese Magnolia.jpg
Japanese Magnolia in Elmwood Park.

CPC 53 Terry House.jpg
Terry House, formerly located in Elmwood Park. The Terry House was gifted to the City of Roanoke in 1921 for use a library. It operated in this capacity until a new library was built in 1952.

CPC 54 Elmwood Pond.jpg
Swans in the pond once located in Elmwood Park.

UC 15 Elmwood Park Pond.jpg
Unidentified nurses pose next the pond once located in Elmwood Park.

UC 16 Community Hospital.jpg
Community Hospital as seen from Elmwood Park.

Davis GL 14 Pond in Elmwood Park.jpg
View of pond in Elmwood Park.

Davis GL 172 Hotel Patrick Henry.jpg
View of Hotel Patrick Henry from Elmwood Park

Davis GL 2 Scene in Elmwood Park.jpg
Scene in Elmwood Park with a view of Patrick Henry Hotel.

Davis GL 2.1 Scene in Elmwood Park.jpg
Scene in Elmwood Park viewing the rose garden.

Davis GL 222 Patrick Henry Hotel.jpg
View of Patrick Henry Hotel from Elmwood Park.

Davis GL 34 Tennis Courts at Elmwood.jpg
The tennis courts once in Elmwood Park.

Davis GL 38 Public Library in Elmwood Park.jpg
View of the first Roanoke Public Library in Elmwood Park. The library was located in the Terry House, a gift to the city from the Terry Family.

Davis GL 42 Elmwood Park.jpg
View of Elmwood Park from the Patrick Henry Hotel.

Davis GL 57 Mayors Momument.jpg
Mayor's Monument in its original location in Woodland Park at Church Avenue and Sixth Street SE, overlooking the Norfolk and Western Shops. The Mayor

Davis GL 69 Pond in Elmwood Park.jpg
View of pond in Elmwood Park .

Davis GL 7 Jefferson Street Looking North.jpg
Aerial view of Jefferson Street looking north.

Underwood 5 North on Jefferson.jpg
Aerial view looking north on Jefferson Street.

MP 4.1 Terry House.jpg
The Terry House, formerly located in Elmwood Park, was the first library in the city.

MP 29.0 School Group.jpg
Unidentified group of children pose in Elmwood Park. Terry House in background.

IRB51 Bandstand.jpg
A one story octagonal shaped open pavilion with wood shingle roof, wood floors. Valuation: The sound value of this building is approximately $4500.

IRB125 Main Library.jpg
"A two story and basement brick building with stucco finish, metal roof, wood floors, except basement, which is brick, plastered interior finish, electric lights, low pressure steam heat. Approximately 125 years old. Occupancy: Basement - Heating…

Scyphers11 Japanese Magnolia.jpg
The Japanese Magnolia in Elmwood Park.

Scyphers15 Elmwood Park.jpg
A view of the pond in Elmwood Park. The Terry House is visible on the hill.

Scyphers16 Elmwood Park.jpg
The pond in Elmwood Park. The Greyhound Bus Station is visible in the background.

PC 105.0 Elmwood Park.jpg
"Entrance to Elmwood Park, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 105.2 Elmwood Park.jpg
"Entrances and play grounds, Elmwood Park, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 105.3 Elmwood Park.jpg
"The lake at Elmwood Park, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 105.4 Elmwood Park.jpg
"Lake in Elmwood Park, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 105.43 Elmwood Park.jpg
"Lake in Elmwood Park, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 124.2 Roanoke Public Library.jpg
"Roanoke Public Library, Roanoke, Virginia."

FE045 Elmwood Pond.jpg
The pond once in Elmwood Park.

FE178 Elmwood Park.jpg
A scene in Elmwood Park.
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