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FE239 Grandin Road.jpg
Looking northeast on Grandin Road at the intersection with Shirley Avenue.

FE224 Grandin Road.jpg
Looking south on Grandin Road from the 1700 block.

RC44 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road.

RC43 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
An interior view of Garland's Drugstore at its original Grandin Road location.

RC42 Children on Grandin.jpg
Unidentified children stand outside of Brice's Drugstore on Grandin Road.

RC41 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
Children in front of Virginia Heights Lutheran Church. The church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until…

RC37 Raleigh Court Library.jpg
Raleigh Court Branch Library, located at 2112 Grandin Road.

RC34 Patrick Henry High.jpg
The old campus-style Patrick Henry High School was dedicated on 17 December 1960. It was replaced with a conventional school building in 2008.

RC29 Patrick Henry High.jpg
The old campus-style Patrick Henry High School was dedicated on 17 December 1960. It was replaced with a conventional school building in 2008.

RC28 Raleigh Court Elementary.jpg
Raleigh Court Elementary School, located at 2202 Grandin Road, opened in 1960 and served students through the end of the 2009 school year.

RC25 Streetcar 47.jpg
Streetcar #47 on Grandin Road. This was the last streetcar to run in Roanoke.

RC21 Grandin Road Pharmacy.jpg
Grandin Road Pharmacy. Located at 1314 Grandin Road, the building is now how to Gracie's Place Pizzeria and Local Roots Restaurant.

RC19 Grandin an Memorial.jpg
Aerial view of the intersection of Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue.

RC18 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore under construction. Garland's opened in 1953.

Davis2 44.7141 Kroger.jpg
Kroger, formerly located at 1319 Grandin Road SW, now Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op.

Davis2 48.621 Garland's Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 4.41 FNEB Sign.jpg
First National Exchange Bank billboard on Grandin Road near the intersection with Bluemont Avenue SW.

Davis 23.216 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, located at 1837 Grandin Road.

Davis 44.714 Kroger.jpg
Kroger, formerly located at 1319 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 48.6232 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Soda fountain inside Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 48.6233 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Interior view of Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 28.34 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
Virginia Heights Lutheran Church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until 1948.

Davis 28.33 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
Virginia Heights Lutheran Church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until 1948.

Davis 23.213 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, located at 1837 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.717 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.716 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.713 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.712 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.711 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.71 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

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Apartments located at 1801 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 48.6235 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore on a snowy day, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.82d Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Cash registers at Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

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Shoppers in Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

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Shoppers inside Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.81 Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

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Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

RAC30 Shrine Hill.jpg
This aerial photograph shows the area where Patrick Henry High School is located today. During the 1920s, the pasturelands served as an early airfield known as Shrine Field. The land was owned by the Shriners in hopes of erecting a large Masonic…

MP 34.0 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Interior view of Garland's Drugstore, formerly located 1327 Grandin Road.

Davis GL 87 Grandin Road.jpg
Looking north on Grandin Road from Sherwood Avenue.

UC 35 Windsor West.jpg
Entrance to the Windsor West neighborhood at the intersection of Grandin Road and Charing Cross Drive.

UC 34 Windsor West.jpg
Sign at the entrance of the Windsor West neighborhood, located at the intersection of Grandin Road and Charing Cross Drive.

Davis 48.623 Garland's Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road.

Davis 48.622 Garland's Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore was formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road. This photo was taken just prior to opening day in 1953

Davis 42.51 Grandin Theater.jpg
Crowd gathered outside of the Grandin Theatre to see "Centennial Summer" starring Jeanne Crain and Cornel Wilde.

Davis 23.2152 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
The sanctuary of Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church.

Davis 23.2151 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Stained glass window in the sanctuary of Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church.

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Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church located at 1837 Grandin Road..

Davis 23.211 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church located at 1837 Grandin Road..

Davis 23.21 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church located at 1837 Grandin Road..

Davis 23.2 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian located at 1837 Grandin Road.

Davis 15.631 Virginia Heights Book Station.jpg
Interior view of the Virginia Heights Book Station. The Virginia Heights Book Station was a precursor to the Raleigh Court Branch Library. It was located in the Masonic Lodge building at Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue.
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