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Dr. Walter S. Claytor and Nurse Daisy Schley pictured with a patient

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Reverend Robert James Jr. and his family. His wife Bernice is pictured center with the Reverend to her right.

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First Baptist Church

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Pictured: Mr. J. Lovelle Taylor (Freemason)

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Unknown school play, possibly on American history

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Downing family portrait. Dr. Ellwood Downing pictured center-right and his wife Della Downing pictured center-left

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Della Downing pictured on the left side, second from the back

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Church service.

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Ruth Lash pictured on the left, in front of Harrison School

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Unknown female’s exchange of an envelope

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Unknown church event.

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Possible debutante portrait. Envelope: Ms. Ida Kerne

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown group portrait

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Classroom portrait. Ronnie Jordan (?) pictured top left by the door

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Classroom portrait. Ruth Anderson identified top left by the tree. Ms. Taylor, the teacher, identified in the center of the second row

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Unknown group portrait, possibly Sunday school or another church-related event

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Alphas Sorority and Fraternity pictured in front of St. Andrews Catholic Church

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Debutante Ball

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Debutante Ball

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Portrait of Joseph Fuller Jr

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Group portrait. From left to right: Patricia Waller, Ruth Anderson, Edna Prunty, Delia or Leila Bryant, unidentified, Fulford, unidentified, Maxine Thomas, unidentified, Mrs. Broady

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Unknown group portrait, possibly a sorority

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Debutante Ball

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Gift exchange

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Dr. J.H. Roberts and his wife pictured at Christmastime

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC. Far left corner--Richard Penly and Mrs. Shirlene Penly. Estelle McCadden is pictured 3rd from the right in the first row of chairs and Mr. Lewis Peery is pictured in the farthest row, 2nd from the left

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Gathering for Hunton Crew INC.

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Hunton Life Saving Crew

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Unknown portrait of two working females, possibly waitresses

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Envelope: Rev. Horatio Edwards

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Award reception. Envelope: Mary Rayford, Audrey Wheaton’s Mom

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Colonial Stores storefront

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Unknown male walking in an aisle past an audience, possibly a debutante escort

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Debutante ball

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Freemasons. Herbert Shovley identified in the front row on the far lefthand side

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Unknown group portrait

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Unknown ceremony or an award reception

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Unknown award recognition

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Unknown award recognition

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Unknown children’s meal, possibly at Hunton YMCA Daycare

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Unknown children’s meal, possibly at Hunton YMCA Daycare

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Group portrait. From left to right: Nona Harris, Bessie Coles, Helen or Halle or Hall, unidentified, unidentified, Becky Hale

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Group portrait. Front row (left to right): Connie Johnson Hamlar, unidentified, unidentified, Gwendolyn Lawrence (Connie and Gwendolyn are sisters). Back row (left to right) : unidentified, Doris Elam, Nina Bolden, Baylice Cooper

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Pictured: Front row (left to right)--Ruth Lash, unidentified, Mary Curtis Steptoe, Kitty McCain, Middle row (left to right)--Elizabeth Snyder, Edna Prunty, next two unidentified, Back row--Sister Hall Martin, Prunty

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Group portrait

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Shriners group portrait

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Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

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Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

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Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

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Dr. Noel C. Taylor pictured left, Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured center.

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Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured left of the podium and Rev. Wright pictured at the podium.

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Dr. Maynard H. Law pictured right.

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Dr. Noel C. Taylor pictured.

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Unknown children’s church choir performance

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Interior of First Baptist Church. Envelope: Rev. Edwards

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Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Interior of First Baptist Church. Noel C Taylor pictured

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Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Unknown pageant. Interior of First Baptist Church.

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown assembly, possibly debutant

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Unknown assembly, possibly debutant

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Unknown classroom portrait

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown conference

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown banquet

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Unknown school play or student performance

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Unknown school choir performance

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Unknown group portrait

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Unknown group portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown event

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Unknown event

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Harrison Elementary School faculty Halloween costume portrait

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Harrison Elementary School costume party

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Harrison Elementary School costume party

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Sorority event

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Sorority event

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Unknown banquet portrait

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Unknown banquet portrait

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Recognition ceremony at Burell Hospital.

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Teachers and Bus Org. 1957.. Envelope: Mrs. G. West Home Gertrude Preston West and Mrs. J Calloway Wells Ave. N.W. Front row left (second over): Hazel Hall, Front row center- left: Althea Calloway, Front row center: ? Broady (teacher), Front row…

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Sixth from Left: Dr. E. D. Downing

Eighth from Right: Dr. Harry Penn

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Father and Son banquet 1961."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1969 Annual Meeting."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: Oldest Father, Father and Son Banquet 1962."

Middle: Mac Barlow

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "L. B. Allen, Father and Son Banquet 1962."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry Penn on right and Dr. F. W. Claytor on far right, seated.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: Father and Son Banquet 1960."

Second from Left: Mr. Bean Sr., Winner of the Award for Oldest Son Present

Second from Right: Lewis Peery

First on Right: Walter Wheaton

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: " Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1967 Father and Son Banquet, father and son who look alike."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry T. Penn, third from left.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Noel C. Taylor, at podium.

Back of photograph: "Golden Anniversary, High Street Baptist Church."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Leo B. Marsh"

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1957 Football Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1956 Banquet, Father and Son."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Education Committee Presentation 1953."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "YMCA Membership Campaign 1953."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Group photograph in front of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "YMCA Miss Harvey Concert 1952."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

At podium: Shirley Stuart

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Star City Auditorium."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA Back of photograph: "Father and Son Banquet, Look Almost Alike, 1957."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Football Banquet 1957"

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Gordon Williams on right.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Father and Son Banquet 1968."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Father and Son Banquet."

Moorman Heller on left.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

African American Baseball Team

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry Penn, center, holding glass.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Father and Son Annual Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Father and Son Banquet

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "1969 Annual Meeting."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Founders Day."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "'56 Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry Penn on right

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: " Father and Son Banquet, November 19, 1957, Star City Auditorium, 6:30 pm."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "'56 Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Harrison Hale on right

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Father and Son Banquet, October 30, 1958."

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William A. Hunton YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Boys playing table tennis.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "With complements of your President, M. H. Means."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Lucy Addison High School Band at Victory Stadium.

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The former general office building of Norfolk and Western, located at 108 N. Jefferson Street, now houses the Roanoke Higher Education Center.

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Harrison School Faculty 1948/1950.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually expanding the curriculum…

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Mr. Thomas Payne's first class.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually expanding the curriculum to…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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Students playing on the basketball court at Harrison School.

Harrison School was built in 1916 for the cost of $31,818 and opened in the winter of 1917. Lucy Addison served as the school’s first principal. Addison was responsible for gradually…

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One story and part basement brick building, wood joisted roof covered with slate. Interior; joisted floor, oak wearing surfaces, close plastered sidewalls, ceilings metal lath and plaster. Basement partly finished with concrete floor. Electric…

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Rev. E. E. Ricks was served as pastor of First Baptist Church Gainsboro from 1915 to 1918.

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First Baptist Church Gainsboro can trace its origins back to September 30, 1867, when a small congregation held service, led by Rev. Edmond Johnson, in a dwelling on Hart Avenue, establishing the Big Lick Colored Baptist Church. As membership…

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First Baptist Church Gainsboro can trace its origins back to September 30, 1867, when a small congregation held service, led by Rev. Edmond Johnson, in a dwelling on Hart Avenue, establishing the Big Lick Colored Baptist Church. As membership…

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First Baptist Church Gainsboro can trace its origins back to September 30, 1867, when a small congregation held service, led by Rev. Edmond Johnson, in a dwelling on Hart Avenue, establishing the Big Lick Colored Baptist Church. As membership…

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Bings Social Club

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Dr. Frank William Claytor was born April 8, 1913 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was the oldest son of Dr. John B. Claytor Sr. and Roberta M. Woodfin Claytor. After graduating from Knoxville College in 1933, Claytor earned his medical degree from Meharry…

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Dr. John B. Claytor Sr. was born April 2, 1878 in Floyd County, Virginia. In 1907 Claytor began a medical practice in Roanoke, Virginia. Claytor was a founder of Burrell Memorial Hospital and was Emeritus Chief of the hospital’s department of…

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Dr. John B. Claytor Sr. was born April 2, 1878 in Floyd County, Virginia. In 1907 Claytor began a medical practice in Roanoke, Virginia. Claytor was a founder of Burrell Memorial Hospital and was Emeritus Chief of the hospital’s department of…

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Virginia Y. Lee was the Gainsboro Library's fourth librarian (1928 – 1971). She was born on November 22, 1906 in McComas, West Virginia and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated Valedictorian from Lucy Addison High School in 1924 and earned…

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Virginia Y. Lee was the Gainsboro Library's fourth librarian (1928 – 1971). She was born on November 22, 1906 in McComas, West Virginia and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated Valedictorian from Lucy Addison High School in 1924 and earned…

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Interior of the original sancuary of the First Baptist Church in Gainsboro. The building was designed by architect Henry Harwell Huggins and was located at 407 North Jefferson Street. A cornerstone for the church was laid and ground was broken in…

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Christopher Chamberlin Williams of Williams Funeral Home, now Serenity Funeral Home. Mr. Williams served on the Board of Trustees for both the Gainsboro Library and the William A. Hunton YMCA.

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Dr. James H. Roberts was a co-founder of Burrell Memorial Hospital, Magic City Medical Society, and the William A. Hunton YMCA.

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The nursing staff of Burrell Memorial Hospital at an unidentified function on the hospital's grounds.

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Unidentified function on the grounds of Burrell Memorial Hospital.

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Lucy Addison High School Girls' basketball team.

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Lucy Addison High School Majorettes in front of the Gainsboro Library.

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Dr. Lawrence E. Paxton operated a dental practice on Wells Avenue.

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Group photo of Norfolk & Western Veterans Association Colored Division in front of the Lincoln Theatre. Originally built as the Strand Theatre (circa 1920). The Strand Theater took a new name “The Lincoln Theater”. The theater eventually became…

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This medical complex on Henry Street at Centre Avenue NW included (top left) Community Drug Store, where Dr. Beverly Adams (bottom left) was a pharmacist. Also in the building was the dental office of Dr. H.T. Penn (on right).

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St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, formerly located on Gilmer Avenue near Commonwealth Avenue NE.

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Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, formerly located on Gainsboro Road near Rutherford Avenue NW.

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Vance's Esso Station, formerly located at 108 Commonwealth Avenue NE.

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Bower Esso Station, formerly located at 101 Commonwealth Avenue NE.

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Reverend A.L. James (fourth from right) of First Baptist Church and parishioners.

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Jefferson Street Baptist Church, formerly located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Wells Avenue NW.

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High Street Baptist Church, formerly located at 23-25 Centre Avenue NW. The congregation built a new sanctuary at 2302 Florida Avenue NW in 1971. This building was razed in 1974.

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The old Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, formerly located at the corner of Patton Avenue (once 5th Avenue) and 3rd Street NW. The stained glass window is the Jackson Window, installed in 1905 by Rev. L.L. Downing, the pastor of the Fifth Avenue…

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First Baptist Church was located at 407 N. Jefferson Street. Built between 1898 and 1900, it was used by the congregation until a new sanctuary was built in 1982. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The building was…

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St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located at 502 Gilmer Avenue NW.

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A group of children in front of Hill Street Baptist Church. This building was located on 5th Street NW. It was razed in 1978 as a result of "urban renewal".

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Aerial view of St. Andrews Catholic Church.

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Aerial view of Norfolk & Western General Offices.

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Aerial view of Hotel Roanoke and Roanoke Auditorium.

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Looking west on Wells Avenue.

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Reverend A.L. James of First Baptist Church (Front row, 3rd from right) and parishioners.

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Vance's Esso Service Center was located at 108 Commonwealth Avenue.

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Vance's Esso Service Center was located at 108 Commonwealth Avenue.

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St. Andrew's Catholic Church sanctuary during Mass.

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St. Andrew's Catholic Church sanctuary during Mass.

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The sanctuary of St. Andrew's Catholic Church.

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St. Andrew's Catholic Church. The current structure was built in 1902.

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St. Andrew's Catholic Church was built in 1902

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Ryan Hall, the first school building for Roanoke Catholic. The building was razed in 1999.

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St. Andrews Catholic Church. The current structure was built in 1902.

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St. Andrews Catholic Church. The current structure was built in 1902.

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An aerial view of the Hotel Roanoke. Roanoke Auditorium visible in upper right corner.

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Hotel Roanoke

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Hotel Roanoke

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Early view of the Gainsboro Branch Library. The building was completed in 1941 at a cost of $23,970.24.

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Basement storage shelving at the Gainsboro Branch.

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Basement storage shelving at the Gainsboro Branch.

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Interior of the Gainsboro Branch Roanoke Public Library.

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Roanoke Public Library's Gainsboro Branch found its beginnings in the Odd Fellows Hall, formerly located at the corner of Patton Avenue and Gainsboro Road. It would relocate to the current building in 1942.

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Roanoke Catholic School.

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Roanoke Catholic School.

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St. Andrews Catholic Church.

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Gregory Avenue at the intersection with 2nd Street NE.

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Looking north on 2nd Street NE at the intersection with Patton Avenue.

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Looking north on 2nd Street just beyond Patton Avenue..

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Looking north on 2nd Street NE. Lick Run is the stream at right. Extreme right is the location of I581.
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