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Professor Charles Rowe and his Rhythm Boys perform for a Veterans of Foreign Wars banquet at the Hotel Roanoke.

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Hiawatha Tribe Number 66, Red Men's Band at Hotel Roanoke.

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Looking north on Jefferson Street from the Colonial National Bank building.

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Civil War veterans reunion at Hotel Roanoke.

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Hotel Roanoke

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This view shows the early Roanoke passenger station (center),the N&W office building (center right), and the Hotel Roanoke (right).

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"Hotel Roanoke and Lawn."

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" A modern 250 room version of an Old English Inn, set in the midst of its own ten acre park, in the heart of the city. A new 50 car garage connects directly to lobby. George L. Denison, Manager."

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"A modern version of an Old English Inn, set in the midst of its own ten acre park. In the heart of the city. Modern 50 car garage in direct connection with the lobby. Kenneth R. Hyde, Manager."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke Virginia. Ample free parking space. A ten acre park. In the heart of the city. Kenneth R. Hyde, Manager."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke Virginia. A modern air conditioned version of an Old English Inn, set in the midst of its own ten acre park, in the heart of the city. A 100 car garage connects directly to the lobby. George L. Denison, Resident Manager.…

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke Virginia. Hotel Roanoke, a completely air conditioned modern version of an Old English Inn, is located on a beautifully gardened tract of land in the heart of the city. It is famed as a convention center and known as the…

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. A modern air conditioned, 325 room version of an Old English Inn , set in the midst of its own ten acre park in the heart of the City. A 100 car garage connects directly to the lobby. Kenneth Hyde, General…

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. A modern air conditioned 300 room version of an Old English Inn , set in the midst of its own ten acres park in the heart of the city. A new 100 car garage connects directly with the lobby. On the Norfolk and…

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. A modern, air conditioned 300 room version of an Old English Inn set in the midst of its own ten acre park in the heart of the City. A new 100 car garage connects directly with the lobby."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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"Of striking Old English architecture, Hotel Roanoke emphasizes comfort and convenience throughout. Located in the midst of its own beautifully landscaped ten acre grounds, within a few minutes' walk of the shopping and theatre district of Roanoke,…

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. One of the South's finest of hostelries, catering to many state and national conventions yearly."

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"Hotel Roanoke and Motor Inn, Roanoke, Virginia 24006. A delightful, modern version of an Old English Inn, located in its own ten acre park in the center of Roanoke. 425 air-conditioned rooms. Gourmet restaurants. Free parking. Heated outdoor…

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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"Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia. F.E. Foster, Proprietor. Open all Year."

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"Hotel Roanoke, a modern version of an Old English Inn, situated in a park of ten acres in the heart of the City of Roanoke, Virginia. In the background at the left are the old and new General Office Buildings of the Norfolk & Western Railway."

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"Depot, Offices and Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia."

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Advertising displays at an advertising clinic held at the Hotel Roanoke.

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Unidentified women sit at registration desk of an Advertising Clinic held at the Hotel Roanoke to promote the Valley's businesses and industries.

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Garage under the Hotel Roanoke.

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Hotel Roanoke. Civic Center and I581 can be seen to the right. First Baptist Church, destroyed by fire in 1995, and St. Andrews can be seen at left.

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Aerial view of downtown Roanoke looking southwest

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Aerial view of Hotel Roanoke and Roanoke Auditorium.

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Unidentified members of the Travelers Protective Association on the Virginia State Convention at Hotel Roanoke.

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N&W Railroad - View looking east down tracks - N&W General Offices, Hotel Roanoke, and depot at Jefferson Street crossing all visible.

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Unidentified men on an ox cart. Hotel Roanoke visible in background.

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Confederate veterans reunion at the Hotel Roanoke.

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Aerial View of Roanoke. I-581 construction underway. Interstate can be seen bisecting photograph.

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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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United Council of Travelers Welcome banner for a conference in Roanoke.

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Hotel Roanoke looking North.

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The Writing Room in Hotel Roanoke. This space is now an extension of the Pine Room Pub.

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The lobby of Hotel Roanoke

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A private dining room in Hotel Roanoke.

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A typical guest room in Hotel Roanoke.

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The ballroom at Hotel Roanoke

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A view of one of the private parlors in Hotel Roanoke.

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English Lounge in Hotel Roanoke. This space is now called the Pine Room.

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Cigar Counter in Hotel Roanoke

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Palm Court in Hotel Roanoke

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West entrance of the Hotel Roanoke

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West entrance of the Hotel Roanoke

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Main entrance of Hotel Roanoke

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Main entrance of Hotel Roanoke

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Exterior of garage at Hotel Roanoke.

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Entrance of the Hotel Roanoke

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Night scene of the Hotel Roanoke.

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The Hotel Roanoke during the construction of an addition by the Virginia Bridge Company.

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The Hotel Roanoke under construction. Construction by the Virginia Bridge Company.

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The Hotel Roanoke under construction. Construction by the Virginia Bridge Co.

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Hotel Roanoke shown during contruction of addition.

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The Hotel Roanoke has gone through mulitple renovations, due to fire and to increase its size. This undated photo depicts the hotel in one of its many "phases". Despite the renovations, the hotel has maintained its distinctive style.

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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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Bird's eye view of Hotel Roanoke. Spires of St. Andrew's Cathedral can be seen in upper left corner.

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An early view of the Hotel Roanoke

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Hotel Roanoke was built in 1882 by Norfolk and Western Railway.

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The Hotel Roanoke in 1886.

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In July 1898, a fire started in the kitchen of the hotel. This photo makes the fire appear worse than it actually was, as the hotel was only closed for several months. Notice the furniture on the lawn; hotel guests and employees removed what they…

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The Hotel Roanoke.

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Soldiers guarding the Liberty Bell in Roanoke. Hotel Roanoke is visible in the background. The Liberty Bell stopped in Roanoke during its tour through the United States in 1895.

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Wilson & Company, seen in the foreground, was a wholesale meat company. It was located at 312 Campebell Avenue SE. Hotel Roanoke and N&W General Offices can be seen in background.
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