Virginia Room Digital Collection


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.

Browse Items (8 total)

CS 165.jpg
Picture made at YMCA Gainsboro Rd. and Patton Ave. Heller Kindergarten.

IRB128 Gainsboro.jpg
One story and part basement brick building, wood joisted roof covered with slate. Interior; joisted floor, oak wearing surfaces, close plastered sidewalls, ceilings metal lath and plaster. Basement partly finished with concrete floor. Electric…

Davis 23.5 Fifth Avenue Presbyterian.jpg
The old Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, formerly located at the corner of Patton Avenue (once 5th Avenue) and 3rd Street NW. The stained glass window is the Jackson Window, installed in 1905 by Rev. L.L. Downing, the pastor of the Fifth Avenue…

Davis 15.615w Gainsboro Branch Library.jpg
Early view of the Gainsboro Branch Library. The building was completed in 1941 at a cost of $23,970.24.

Davis 15.611 Gainsboro branch library.jpg
Interior of the Gainsboro Branch Roanoke Public Library.

Davis 15.61 Gainsboro Library Interior.jpg
Roanoke Public Library's Gainsboro Branch found its beginnings in the Odd Fellows Hall, formerly located at the corner of Patton Avenue and Gainsboro Road. It would relocate to the current building in 1942.

RNC 66 2nd Street.jpg
Looking north on 2nd Street NE at the intersection with Patton Avenue.

RNC 72 2nd Street.jpg
Looking north on 2nd Street just beyond Patton Avenue..
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