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FE289 Medical Arts Building.jpg
Located at 30 Franklin Road, the Professional (or Medical) Arts Building was built in 1929.

FE261 Christ Episcopal.jpg
Christ Episcopal Church, located at 1101 Franklin Road SW.

FE257 Lee Junior High.jpg
Lee Junior High School was built in 1912 at the intersection of Franklin Road and 2nd Street SW. It was razed in 1973 to clear the site for construction of the Richard H. Poff Federal Building.

FE255 Jefferson Hospital.jpg
Jefferson Hospital, founded in 1907 by Dr. Hugh Trout, was the predecessor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Formerly located at 1313 Franklin Road SW, the hospital closed in 1967 and was later razed.

FE156 Crystal Spring Laundry.jpg
Crystal Spring Laundry was located at 720 Franklin Road SW.

FE098 Pythian Castle Hall.jpg
Groundbreaking for Pythian Castle Hall, Osceola Lodge No. 47 on Franklin Road. Shown are George Davis, Stuart A. Barbour, Frank N. Smith, and Charles D. Keffer.

FE072 Jefferson Hospital.jpg
Jefferson Hospital, founded in 1907 by Dr. Hugh Trout, was the predecessor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Formerly located at 1313 Franklin Road SW, the hospital closed in 1967 and was later razed. The two-story porches no longer exist…

TNC 51.3 AEP Building.jpg
Construction of Appalachian Power building from Franklin Road, located at 606 1st Street, SW.

PS 110.10 HSMM.jpg
Hayes, Seay, Mattern, and Mattern architecural firm, formerly located at 1615 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 53.0 VEC.jpg
Virginia Employment Commission, formerly located at 1204 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.510 Poff Building.jpg
A newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.59 Poff Building.jpg
A newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.58 Poff Building.jpg
A newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.57 Poff Building.jpg
The entrance of a newly completed Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.31 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.24 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.21 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.12 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.10 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.8 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.6 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.2 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

Davis 2.27 Professional Arts Building.jpg
Constructed in 1929, the Professional Arts Building, formerly known as the Medical Arts Building, is located at 30 Franklin Road.

PC 128.5 Franklin Road.jpg
"View on Franklin Road, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 111.0 Franklin Road.jpg
"View on Franklin Road, Roanoke, Virginia."

Scyphers8 Franklin Road.jpg
Looking west on Franklin Road from Jefferson Street. Visible are the Knights of Pythias building, Star Barber Shop, Roanoke Valley Heart Association, GAC Finance, Riley's Cafe, Thornton & Creasy Drugs, and Holdren's

Davis 2.121 Jefferson and Franklin.jpg
View of the building on the corner of Jefferson Street and Franklin Road. Among the businesses occupying this area were the Jefferson Street Pharmacy, Morgan's Restaurant, Katheryne Marechal Beauty Salon, John Norman Tayloring and the Park Theatre. …

Davis 24.215 Christ Episcopal.jpg
Mural behind the pulpit of Christ Episcopal Church, located at 1101 Franklin Road SW.

Davis 24.2 Christ Episcopal.jpg
Christ Episcopal Church choir stands next to the church, located at 1101 Franklin Road SW.

Davis 66.822 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
A view of Franklin Road Bridge as seen from Reserve Avenue.

Davis 66.821 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge.

Davis 46.21 Renick Motor Company.jpg
Renick Motor Company, formerly located at 2239 Franklin Road SW.

Davis 26.11 Beth Israel Group.jpg
Beth Israel clergy on the steps of the synagogue, located at 920 Franklin Road SW.

Davis 14.34 Jefferson Hospital.jpg
Jefferson Hospital, founded in 1907 by Dr. Hugh Trout, was the predecessor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Formerly located at 1313 Franklin Road SW, the hospital closed in 1967 and was later razed.

Davis 2.242 Elks Lodge.jpg
Roanoke Lodge #197 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The lodge once stood on the corner of Jefferson Street and Franklin Road.

Davis 2.249 Pythian Building.jpg
Knights of Pythias, Oceola Number 47, located at 5 Franklin Road SW.

Davis2 43.127a AEP.jpg
Appalachian Power, located at 40 Franklin Road SW.

Davis2 49.31 Townside Plaza.jpg
Townside Plaza (now Townside Festival), located at 3600 Franklin Road SW.

Davis2 49.3 Townside Plaza.jpg
Townside Plaza (now Townside Festival), located at 3600 Franklin Road SW.

Davis2 48.771 Top value Stamps.jpg
Top Value Stamps, formerly located at 2613 Franklin Road SW.

Davis2 1.3 Grand Piano Billboard.jpg
Billboard advertisement for Grand Piano located at Jefferson Street and Franklin Road.

MP 4.0 Home on Franklin.jpg
Home formerly located on the southwest corner of Franklin Road and Broadway Avenue.

MP 2.9 Roanoke Industrial Loan.jpg
Roanoke Industrial Loan and Thrift, formerly located at 20 Franklin Road.

MP 2.8 Roanoke Valley Motors.jpg
Roanoke Valley Motors, formerly located at 2239 Franklin Road.

MP 2.6 Franklin and Williamson.jpg
Looking south toward the intersection of Franklin Road and Williamson Road. The parking lots visible here became the Norfolk Southern building, Franklin Plaza, and a parking garage.

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

Davis GL 98 Pitzer Transfer.jpg
Pitzer Transfer Storage Warehouse, formerly located at the corner of Franklin Road and 2nd Street.

UC 49 Andys Cards & Candies.jpg
Andy's Cards and Candies, formerly located in Townside Festival Shopping Center.

UC 32 Colonial-American.jpg
Colonial-American National Bank, formerly located at 1953 Franklin Road.

UC 29 Bantam Market.jpg
Bantam Market, formerly located at 3515 Franklin Road.

CPC 6 Highland and Franklin.jpg
Jog intersection at Highland Avenue and Franklin Road. Beth Israel Synagogue visible.

CPC 4 Franklin and Mountain.jpg
Jog intersection at Franklin Road and Mountain Avenue.

CPC 2 SW from YMCA.jpg
Looking southwest from the top of the YMCA building on 2nd Street. Lee Junior High School is visible in the left background.

Davis2 57.5c Viking Lanes.jpg
Interior view of Viking Lanes Bowling Alley, formerly located at 2727 Franklin Road.

Davis2 57.5b Viking Lanes.jpg
Interior view of Viking Lanes Bowling Alley, formerly located at 2727 Franklin Road.

Davis2 57.5a Viking Lanes.jpg
Interior view of Viking Lanes Bowling Alley, formerly located at 2727 Franklin Road.

Davis2 43.15 General Stone and Materials..jpg
General Stone and Materials Corporation, formerly located at 1401 Franklin Road.

Davis 66g Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.826 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.825 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.823 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.811 Franklin Road RW Bridge.jpg
Norfolk & Western railway bridge over Franklin Road.

Davis 66.81 Franklin Road RW Bridge.jpg
Railway bridge over Franklin Road under construction.

Davis 5.4 Franklin Road.jpg
An aerial view of Franklin Road at 1st and 2nd Street. The building in the upper right corner is Lee Junior High School, which was razed to build the Poff Federal Building.

Davis 48.1d S&H Green Stamps.jpg
S&H Green Stamps, formerly located at 2514 Franklin Road.

Davis 48.1c S&H Green Stamps.jpg
S&H Green Stamps, formerly located at 2514 Franklin Road.

Davis 48.1b S&H Green Stamps.jpg
S&H Green Stamps, formerly located at 2514 Franklin Road.

Davis 47.42 Crystal Spring Laundry.jpg
Crystal Spring Laundry, formerly located at 720 Franklin Road.

Davis 46.24b Valley Cadillac.jpg
Valley Cadillac - Oldsmobile Showroom, located at 2743 Franklin Road.

Davis 46.212 Renick Motor Company.jpg
Renick Motor Company, formerly located at 2239 Franklin Road. Renick Motors was a used car dealership.

Davis 44.712 Kroger Store.jpg
Kroger store, formerly located on Franklin Road near 581 onramp.

Davis 43.411 Roanoke Industrial Loan.jpg
Roanoke Industrial Loan & Thrift, formerly located at 20 Franklin Road.

Davis 43.232 Antrim Motors.jpg
Antrim Motors, formerly located at 510 McClanahan Street.

Davis 43.14 Coulter Building.jpg
The Coulter Building at 601-605 Jefferson Street. Built in 1926 and once the home of the Heironimus annex, this building now houses the Western Virginia Water Authority.

Davis 43.121 Appalachian Power Company.jpg
Appalachian Power Company , located at 40 Franklin Road.

Davis 4.42 Franklin Road.jpg
Looking North on Franklin Road, South of McClanahan Street.

Davis 26.1 Beth Israel.jpg
The bimah in Beth Israel Synagogue.

Davis 26 Beth Israel.jpg
The sancutary of Beth Israel Synagogue.

Davis 24.214 Christ Episcopal.jpg
The sanctuary of Christ Episcopal Church located at 1101 Franklin Road

Davis 2.24 Elks Lodge 197.jpg
Roanoke Lodge #197 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The lodge stood on the corner of Jefferson Street and Franklin Road where Anthem is now located.

Davis 19.14 YWCA.jpg
The YWCA located at the corner of Franklin Road and First Street.

Davis 14.35 Jefferson Hospital.jpg
Jefferson Hospital is structure on the left. It was located on Franklin Road; view looking at intersection with Walnut Avenue.

Davis 14.32 Jefferson Hospital.jpg
Jefferson Hospital, which was founded in 1907 by Dr. Hugh Trout, was a predecessor Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Formerly located at 1313 Franklin Road SW, the hospital closed in 1967 and was later razed.

Davis 11.4 Lee Junior High.jpg
Lee Junior High School, formerly located at Franklin Road and 2nd Street.

Davis 1.254 Franklin Rd.jpg
Looking toward intersection with First Street on Franklin Road. Old YWCA building and AEP both visible

Davis 1.252 Parking lot in front of AEPs Roanoke office.jpg
Parking lot in front of AEP's Roanoke Office at the corner of Franklin Road and 1st Street SW

Davis 1.1 Franklin Rd Bridge.jpg
Franklin Rd. bridge over Roanoke River. H.H. Carter Lumber Co. burned down between 1955 and 1970.

RNC 50 Franklin Road.jpg
A view of the 200 block of Franklin Road, where the Verizon building sits today. First Baptist Church can be seen over the buildings at left. The building on the right with the round portion was the original First Baptist.
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