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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Davis 1.81 Tinker Creek.jpg
Looking east on Orange Avenue at Tinker Creek.

Davis 1.81 Tinker Creek.jpg
Looking east on Orange Avenue NE at Tinker Creek.

Davis2 48.8 Mayfair Caterers.jpg
Mayfair Caterers and Restaurant, formerly located at 1602 Orange Avenue NW. Melrose Seventh Day Adventist Church visible in background.

Davis2 16.7414 Archies House of Beef.jpg
Archie's House of Beef was located in the Holiday Inn that once stood at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.

Davis2 16.7413 Archies House of Beef.jpg
Archie's House of Beef was located in the Holiday Inn that once stood at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.

Davis2 16.7412 Holiday Inn.jpg
Holiday Inn formerly located at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road.

Davis GL 58 Lynchburg Avenue.jpg
Unknown location on Orange (Lynchburg) Avenue.

UC 12 Magnolia.jpg
Unidentified individuals with a carriage in front of Magnolia. Magnolia was located at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road,. Built in 1837 by Zachariah Robinson as a tavern, Magnolia was a popular stop for stagecoach traffic until 1850…

CPC 46 Orange Avenue.jpg
Derelict homes along Lynchburg(Orange) Avenue. Exact location unknown.

CPC 44 Orange Avenue.jpg
Looking east on Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue.

CPC 25 Furnace Row.jpg
A view of Furnace Row on Tinker Creek, once roughly located at Orange Avenue and Rhodes Avenue.

CPC 16 Orange Avenue.jpg
Looking east from about the 1100 block of Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue.

CPC 11 Raleigh Tavern.jpg
Raleigh Tavern, Roanoke's first hotel, was located on Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue NE. Built in the early 1800s and long known as Pate's Tavern, it was a popular stopping-place on the north-south stages or on the road from Lynchburg west to Seven Mile…

Davis 31.43 Magnolia.jpg
Magnolia was located at the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road,. Built in 1837 by Zachariah Robinson as a tavern, Magnolia was a popular stop for stagecoach traffic until 1850 when rail became the primary means of long distance travel. Dr.…

Davis 16.5 Raleigh Tavern.jpg
Raleigh Tavern, Roanoke's first hotel, was located on Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue NE. Built in the early 1800s and long known as Pate's Tavern, it was a popular stopping-place on the north-south stages or on the road from Lynchburg west to Seven Mile…

Davis 12.3 Big Lick Post Office.jpg
Big Lick Post Office was located on the corner of Lynchburg Road (Orange Avenue) and Williamson Road.

Davis 11.6 Lucy Addison High School.jpg
Lucy Addison High School shortly after construction

RNC 150 Orange Avenue.jpg
Orange Avenue, exact location unknown.

RNC 86 Orange Avenue.jpg
Driving could be a challenge on Orange Avenue in its early days. View is looking west near Gainsboro Road.
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