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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RVNH40228.jpg
First chapel of Virginia Heights Baptist Church (left), construction on second church (middle), and parsonage (right).

RVNH40227.jpg
First chapel and parsonage for Virginia Heights Baptist Church on Memorial Avenue.

RC31 Virginia Heights Elementary.jpg
A newly constructed Virginia Heights Elementary School (right) stands next to the old Virginia Heights Elementary.

RC24 Memorial Bridge.jpg
A crowd gathers for the dedication of Memorial Bridge on 30 August 1926, despite having been open to traffic since 6 May 1926.

RC23 Memorial Bridge.jpg
A crowd gathers for the dedication of Memorial Bridge on 30 August 1926, despite having been open to traffic since 6 May 1926.

RC22 Virginia Avenue Bridge.jpg
The Virginia Avenue Bridge or Woodrum Bridge was the predecessor to Memorial Bridge.

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

RC7 VHBC Parishioners.jpg
Parishioners in front of chapel of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC5 VHBC Sunday School.jpg
Parishioners in front of chapel of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC4 Virginia Heights Elementary.jpg
Virginia Heights Elementary School is seen in the background. In the foreground is the foundation being laid for Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

RC2 Virginia Heights Baptist.jpg
Chapel and first sanctuary of Virginia Heights Baptist Church.

Davis 66.301 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Crossing into Raleigh Court, the Memorial Bridge was dedicated on 30 August 1926. It was named to honor World War I veterans.

IRB126 Raleigh Court.jpg
"One story brick building, wood joisted roof covered with slate. Interior; floor of concrete with mastic tile wearing surfaces, close plastered sidewalls, metal lath and plastered beam ceiling. Electric lighting, stoker-fired low pressure steam…

IRB43 Fire Station 7.jpg
This is a two story and part basement brick building of semi-fire resistive construction with composition shingled roof on wood boards over concrete slab, open interior finish with exception of second floor which is plastered, concrete floors. One…

Davis 19.821 English Gardens.jpg
English Gardens apartment complex at the corner of Memorial Avenue and Fauquier Street SW.

Davis 21.545 Virginia Heights Baptist.jpg
Interior view of the current sanctuary of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, located at 2014 Memorial Avenue SW.

Davis 21.542 Virginia Heights Baptist.jpg
Interior view of the current sanctuary of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, located at 2014 Memorial Avenue SW.

Davis 21.54a Virginia Heights Baptist.jpg
The first sanctuary of Virginia Heights Baptist Church, located at 2014 Memorial Avenue SW.

Davis 66.321 Memorial Bridge Plaque.jpg
Plaque on Memorial Bridge listing all of the Roanoke area soldiers who were killed serving in World War I.

Davis 66.31 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Memorial Bridge was built in 1926 by the WW Boxley Company. The bridge stands as a monument to veterans of World War I.

Davis 66.3 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Memorial Bridge was built in 1926 by the WW Boxley Company. The bridge stands as a monument to veterans of World War I.

Davis 65.8 Fire Station 7.jpg
Fire Station #7 opened on 13 December 1922. It is located at 1742 Memorial Avenue.

Davis 21.543 Virginia Heights Baptist.jpg
Virginia Heights Baptist Church, located at 2014 Memorial Avenue SW.

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.

Davis 15.63 Raleigh Court Library.jpg
The Raleigh Court Library was located at 1916 Memorial Avenue. The building is now used by Pop's Ice Cream.

RNC 24 Memorial Avenue.jpg
Street car tracks on the 700 block of Memorial Avenue.

RNC 10 Fire Station 7.jpg
Fire Station 7, located at 1742 Memorial Avenue.
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