Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

Browse Items (14 total)

Tom's Service Station, formerly located on the corner of Henry Street and Wells Avenue.

Dr. Harry T. Penn, dentist, in his office on Henry Street.

Interior view of Community Drug Store on Henry Street. Dr. Beverly Adams was the pharmacist.

The Community Drug Store, formerly located on the corner of Henry Street and Centre Avenue NW.

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Economy Shoe Repair on Henry Street.

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Economy Shoe Repair on Henry Street. Shop owner Earnest O. Greene.

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Group photograph with Ruth Claytor (in light colored coat) in front of Canada’s Ice Cream on Henry Street.

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Group portrait of the Dining Car Employees or The Moles on Henry St. Front row (left to right): Ruth Anderson, Hazel Hall, Hershey Steptoe (Mary Steptoe), James or Pete Woodliff, Irene or Estelle Woodliff. Back row (left to right): Gertrude Logan,…

A view of Henry Street. The Palace Hotel can be seen in the background.

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Looking south on 1st Street from the 1st Street Bridge. The bridge connected Henry Street to Downtown Roanoke. The bridge was renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2003.

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Gathering for a 1942 postcard at the Lynhaven Smoke Shop, formerly located at 125 N. Henry Street are from left: Mr. Roberts, Lorenzo Redd, Hobart Eggleston, Dr. George A. Moore, owner Bill Marshall and his son, James "Anse" Marshall.

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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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Looking SE at the intersection of Church Street and Henry Street (1st) at the Old Post Office Foundation.

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Roanoke's first post office as seen from the east side of Henry Street (now 1st Street) looking toward Campbell Avenue.
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