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FE270 Main Street.jpg
Aerial viewing showing Main Street in Salem near the intersection with Union Street and Academy Street.

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First National Exchange Bank, formerly locate at 1204 S. Main Street, Blacksburg.

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First Federal Savings of Roanoke, formerly located at 1206 S. Main Street, Blacksburg.

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First National Exchange Bank, formerly located at 200 N. Main Street, Blacksburg.

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National Bank of Blacksburg, located at 100 S. Main Street, Blacksburg.

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National Bank of Blacksburg, located at 901 N. Main Street in Blacksburg

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The old Blacksburg High School, later old Blacksburg Middle School, was located in the 500 block of S. Main Street in Blacksburg. The middle school closed in 2002 after completion of the new midle school on Prices Fork Road. The building was razed…

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Montgomery County Hospital, now LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, is located at 3700 S. Main Street, Blacksburg.

TNC 60.0 The Gables.jpg
The Gables Shopping Center, located at 1322 S. Main Street in Blacksburg. Tenenants included Leggett's, Mick or Mack, Sears, A&P, Gables Pharmacy, T,G,&Y, High's Ice Cream, First Virginia Bank, Firestone, and Sherwin Williams Paints.

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Aerial view of Richfield Living. View shows nursing care center built in 1971 located at 3615 W Main Street in Salem.

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Aerial view of Richfield Living. View shows nursing care center built in 1971 located at 3615 W Main Street in Salem.

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Aerial view of Richfield Living. View shows nursing care center built in 1971 located at 3615 W. Main Street in Salem.

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Liberty Limestone Corporation office building, formerly located at 19857 Main Street in Buchanan.

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The construction of a "new" Federal post office on Main Street was a saga of many years. Land purchased by the government in 1917 went undeveloped until 1922 when construction finally commenced. The post office officially opened in June of 1923.

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While termed “First” church here, the sanctuary is known as home to the Salem Presbyterian Church located on Main Street. Salem Presbyterian was organized in 1831 and dedicated this sanctuary in 1852. Additions were made in 1914 and 1958.

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This hotel stood on Main Street and was erected by W.D.F. Duval in 1871. It contained 40 to 50 rooms with bath tubs and running water. For a few years, the hotel was owned by the Chapman family and renamed the Lucerne.

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Main Street has become the setting for one of Salem’s most successful civic and commercial events – Olde Salem Days. The event began in 1981 with an estimated 12,000 visitors. By 1985, under the sponsorship of the Jaycees, “Days” drew some…

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Prominent on the left is a sign for W.B. Dillard Drug Co., Prescription Druggists, Soda and Mineral Waters. Watts Dillard was a prominent Salem business man involved in numerous civic projects. His drugstore, at the corner of Main and College, got…

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W.G. Ronk took the picture that produced this card of turn-of-the-century Main Street, which James Simpson originally called Roanoke Street. The street was only a few blocks long when first developed, running from present-day Colorado Street to…

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Dirt streets and horse carriages marked town living one hundred years ago. In the foreground, one can see the outline of a crosswalk, probably brick, that allowed pedestrians to maneuver across streets avoiding ankle-deep mud that often plagued…

Davis 13.14 Roanoke County Courthouse.jpg
The old Roanoke County Courthouse, located at 301 E. Main Street in Salem was completed in 1910. Offices moved to a new building in 1985. The building is now owned by Roanoke College.

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"Main Street, Salem, Virginia"

PC 139.41 Downtown Salem.jpg
"Main Street at night looking west, Salem, Virginia."

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"Main Street, looking west. Salem, Virginia."

PC 132.1112 Roanoke County Courthouse.jpg
"Roanoke County Courthouse and confederate monument, Salem."

PC 128.1 Main Street.jpg
"Main Street, Wasena, Roanoke, Virginia."

Davis2 8.5 Botetourt Court Courthouse.jpg
Botetourt County Courthouse, located at 1 W. Main Street in Fincastle.

MP 3.3 A&U Mobile Homes.jpg
A&U Mobile Homes, formerly located at 1827 W. Main Street in Salem

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Wasena Gulf Service, formerly located at 1119 Main Street.

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Wasena Gulf Service, formerly located at 1119 Main Street.

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Salem Presbyterian Church, located at 41 E. Main Street.

Davis2 13.2 Roanoke County Courthouse.jpg
The old Roanoke County Courthouse, located at 305 E. Main Street in Salem.

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Wasena Bridge under construction. The old Wasena Bridge can be seen paralleling the new one. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

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Wasena Bridge under construction.

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Wasena Bridge under construction. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

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Wasena Bridge shortly after completion.

Davis 46.412 Boyle-Swecker Tire Company.jpg
Boyle-Swecker Tire Company formerly located at 104 W. Main Street in Salem.

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The Bank of Salem formerly located at 100 E. Main Street.

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At the corner of Floyd Avenue and Main Street in Wasena stood this house, part of the Howbert Farm. It was rented for many years by the Custer Family, who posed on the porch for this photograph.
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