Virginia Room Digital Collection

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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.

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John M. Oakey Funeral Home hearse.

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Hearse in front of John M. Oakey Funeral Home, formerly located at 126 Campbell Avenue SW.

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John M. Oakey and Sons garage, located at 321 Luck Avenue SW, provided the first ambulance and garage for Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew.

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For a few years, Salem’s residential streets were segregated. In 1913, Salem created racially segregated residential districts which were permitted by state law. District No. 1 (centered around Water Street) was for blacks, and District No. 2 was…
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