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FE272 Ponce de Leon Hotel.jpg
The original Ponce de Leon Hotel located at 131 Campbell Avenue SW. The elegant verandas are gone by the time this photograph was taken. In December 1930, the building was totally destroyed by fire, killing one resident and injuring others. It was…

FE123 Ponce de Leon.jpg
The second Ponce de Leon Hotel located at 131 Campbell Avenue SW.

FE071 Ponce de Leon Hotel.jpg
The second Ponce de Leon Hotel located at 131 Campbell Avenue SW.

FE069 Ponce de Leon Hotel.jpg
The original Ponce de Leon Hotel located at 131 Campbell Avenue SW. The elegant verandas are gone by the time this photograph was taken. In December 1930, the building was totally destroyed by fire, killing one resident and injuring others. It was…

PC 116.77 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"The Ponce de Leon Hotel located in the center of the business and shopping district, Roanoke, Virginia. All rooms air-conditioned. Coffee shop and private dining rooms with free guest parking lot adjacent, make this one of the city's most attractive…

PC 116.76 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"Ponce de Leon Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia. Located at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Commerce Street, within easy walking distance of business and shopping district and of theatres. Every streetcar and every highway route passing through the…

PC 116.75 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"Ponce de Leon Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 116.74 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"The Ponce de Leon Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia., ocated in the heart of the city, is a beautiful structure of modernistic design containing 200 attractive outside rooms. The interior arrangement follows a Spanish motif in keeping with name, and…

PC 116.73 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"New Ponce de Leon Hotel, Roanoke, Virginia. Located at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Commerce Street, within easy walking distance of business and shopping district and of theatres, which accessibility is so desirable. Every streetcar and…

PC 116.72 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"Hotel Ponce de Leon, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 116.71 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"Ponce de Leon Hotel and Annex, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 116.7 Ponce de Leon.jpg
"Hotel Ponce de Leon, Roanoke, Virginia."

Davis2 43.861 SWVA Savings & Loan.jpg
Southwest Virginia Savings & Loan, formerly located at 306 2nd Street SW. View is looking north.

Davis GL 48 Ponce de Leon.jpg
View of debris behind original Hotel Ponce de Leon.

Davis GL 41 Ponce De Leon Hotel.jpg
View of the rear of the Hotel Ponce De Leon, with the remainder of a building's foundation visible in foreground.

Davis 9.12 Auto parade.jpg
Roanoke's first auto parade on Campbell Ave. in front of present Municipal Building. United Commercial Travelers Grand Council parade. Ponce De Leon Hotel in right background.

Davis 65.91 Fire on Campbell.jpg
The Ponce de Leon Hotel caught fire on 28 December 1928. All nine Roanoke engines and two ladder trucks were on the scene, including a hose truck from Vinton and an engine from Salem. The original 5 story portion of the hotel was destroyed and would…

Davis 16.1 Ponce de Leon.jpg
The Ponce de Leon Hotel at 131 Campbell Avenue. This building was constructed in 1931 on the foundation of the previous Ponce de Leon which burned in 1931.
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