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Lucy Addison High School. Basketball game.

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Lucy Addison High School. Students in Home Economics Class.

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Lucy Addison High School. Basketball game.

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Lucy Addison High School. “Track meet, Lynchburg, VA.”

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Lucy Addison High School. Students in Shop Class.

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Lucy Addison High School. Students gathered around a food cart.

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Lucy Addison High School. Students in Home Economics Class.

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Lucy Addison High School. Group portrait of female students in formal attire.

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Lucy Addison High School. Dancers. “Olivia Skipper and Carolyn Carpenter.”

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Lucy Addison High School. Students dancing. “Carolyn Law and Louis Claytor.”

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Lucy Addison High School. Dancer. “Joann Smith.”

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Lucy Addison High School. Music teachers playing piano. “Finny and Powell.”

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Lucy Addison High School. Group portrait of male students in formal attire.

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Lucy Addison High School. Group portrait of students in formal attire.

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Lucy Addison High School. Group portrait of female students outside.

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Lucy Addison High School. Group of female students in gym clothes.

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Lucy Addison High School. Students at a school pep rally in the school’s gymnasium.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes. Students at a school function in the school’s gymnasium.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes. School Band and Botetourt County School Bus.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes. on parade near St. Andrews Catholic Church.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes. on parade near St. Andrews Catholic Church.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes.

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Lucy Addison High School. School Band and Majorettes on parade through Downtown Roanoke.

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Lucy Addison High School. School Band and Majorettes on parade through Downtown Roanoke.

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Lucy Addison High School. School Band and Majorettes on parade through Gainsboro Neighborhood.

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Lucy Addison High School. School Band and Majorettes on parade through Gainsboro Neighborhood.

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Lucy Addison High School. School Band and Majorettes on parade through Gainsboro Neighborhood.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at Victory Stadium.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at Victory Stadium.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at school.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at school.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at school.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at school.

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Lucy Addison High School. Majorettes at school.

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Lucy Addison High School, Graduation Photograph "Mary Brandon"

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Lucy Addison High School, Group of young women posing outside of the school with a car.

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Lucy Addison High School, Group of students

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Lucy Addison High School, Student leaving school

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Lucy Addison High School, group of students

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Lucy Addison High School, Group of young women

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Lucy Addison High School, two young women posing

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Lucy Addison High School, three young women posing

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Lucy Addison High School, three young women posing

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Lucy Addison High School, three young women posing

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Lucy Addison High School, “Lou Robin Roseboro.”

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Lucy Addison High School, portrait of a young woman

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Lucy Addison High School, portrait of a young woman

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Lucy Addison High School, “Ruth Robinson” posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing, "August 1956, Mary.”

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, young woman posing

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Lucy Addison High School, performer

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Lucy Addison High School, dancers

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Lucy Addison High School, dancers

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Lucy Addison High School, dancers

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Lucy Addison High School, performance.

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Lucy Addison High School, performance.

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Lucy Addison High School, performance.

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Lucy Addison High School, performance

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Lucy Addison High School, performance

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Lucy Addison High School, stage performance

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Lucy Addison High School, stage performance

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Lucy Addison High School, stage performance

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Lucy Addison High School, stage performance

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Lucy Addison High School, stage performance

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Lucy Addison High School, stage performance

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Lucy Addison High School. Three young women.

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Young couple in formal attire. “Byron Morris and Carolyn C. Patterson.”

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Lucy Addison High School. Couple in formal attire.

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Geneva Ford, library staff member, at the Gainsboro Library.

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Children posing in front of a Book Week display at the Gainsboro Library.

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Children posing in front of a Book Week display at the Gainsboro Library.

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Mother and infant at the Gainsboro Library.

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Children working on a project at the Gainsboro Library.

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Children reading books at the Gainsboro Library.

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Young man reaching for a book at the Gainsboro Library

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Gainsboro Library display with Virginia Y. Lee.

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Library display at the Gainsboro Library.

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Virginia Y. Lee at the Gainsboro Library.

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Gainsboro Library, interior.

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Gainsboro Library, interior.

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Gainsboro Library, interior, child sitting at a table.

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Gainsboro Library, interior, with children.

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Gainsboro Library, interior, with children.

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Gainsboro Library, interior, with children.

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Gainsboro Library, interior. Virginia Y. Lee, center.

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Gainsboro Library, interior, with a group of library patrons. YMCA location.

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Group of children in front of the Gainsboro Library.

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Children dressed in costume in front of the Gainsboro Library.

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Gainsboro Library, exterior, with a children’s class.

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Ella F. Bowden, First Librarian of the Gainsboro Library, 1921-1923.

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Gainsboro Library when it was located in the old Odd Fellows/YMCA Building. “First persons to register at GB.” Right to Left: Mrs. Sally Lawson, C. C. Williams, J. L. Reid, Mrs. E. R. Dudley, Rev. A. L. James, Dr. E. R. Dudley and Mrs. Ida Closs

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Gainsboro Library when it was located in the old Odd Fellows/YMCA Building. Gainsboro Reading Club

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Virginia Y. Lee and unidentified woman in front of the Gainsboro Library.

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Virginia Y. Lee and unknown woman.

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Heller Kindergarten portrait made behind the Gainsboro Library during the May Day festival

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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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Lucy Addison was born enslaved in Fauquier County, Virginia on December 8, 1861. After graduating from the Quaker-run Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia in 1882 with a degree in teaching, Addison began her life-long career as an educator. …

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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 her…

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

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A female member of the US Air Force at a children's program at the Gainsboro Branch Library.

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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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