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FE283 Post Office.jpg
Roanoke's second federally funded post office was constructed on the same site as the first, the corner of Church Avenue and 1st Street. It was built in 1914 and replaced in 1933.

FE057 1st Street.jpg
Looking north on 1st Street from Church Avenue.

FE033 Big Lick Livery.jpg
The Big Lick Livery Stable stood on Church Avenue behind Roanoke's first federally funded post office which can be seen in the background.

FE032 Post Office.jpg
Roanoke's second federally funded post office was constructed on the same site as the first, the corner of Church Avenue and 1st Street. It was built in 1914 and replaced in 1933.

sr148.jpg
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.

Davis 12.4 Commonwealth Building.jpg
Originally constructed as the United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse in 1932, the Commonwealth Building is located at 220 Church Avenue.

PC 139.2 Salem Post Office.jpg
" Post Office, Salem, Virginia"

PC 123.2 Post Office.jpg
"US Post Office and Government Building, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 123.1 New Post Office.jpg
" New Post Office, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 123.0 City Post Office.jpg
"City Post Office, Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 107.0 Federal Building.jpg
"Federal Building and Post Office, Roanoke, Virginia."

CPC 38 Church and 3rd.jpg
Looking east on Church Avenue from 3rd Street. Post office (now Commonwealth Building) is under construction at right.

CPC 37 Church and 3rd.jpg
Looking east on Church Avenue from 3rd Street. Post office (now Commonwealth Building) is under construction at right.

Davis2 12.5 Narrows Post Office.jpg
Unidentfied individuals in front of the Narrows Post Office.

Davis 6.81 Old PO Foundation.jpg
Looking SE at the intersection of Church Street and Henry Street (1st) at the Old Post Office Foundation.

Davis 55.72 Capture of Sidna Allen and Welsey Edwards.jpg
Capture and jail transport of Sidney Allen and Wesley Edwards. Both men were members of the infamous Allen clan that opened fire on the Carroll County Courthouse in 1912 and subsequently led Baldwin-Felts Detective Agents (of Roanoke, VA) on a…

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 12.2 Post Office.jpg
Roanoke's first Post Office as seen from the East side of Henry Streeet (now 1st Street) looking toward Campbell Avenue.

Davis 12.1 Roanoke Post Office.jpg
First post office. N.E. corner of Church Ave., S.W. and 1st Street.

Davis 1.12 Aerial view of MacBain building.jpg
Aerial view taken from site of MacBain building. Post office tower in foreground.
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