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FE239 Grandin Road.jpg
Looking northeast on Grandin Road at the intersection with Shirley Avenue.

FE226 Maiden Lane.jpg
Looking west from the 1900 block of Maiden Lane. The neighborhood is still under development at the time of this photograph.

FE225b Maiden Lane.jpg
Looking east on the 2000 block of Maiden Lane SW. The neighborhood is still under development at the time this photograph was taken.

FE225a Westover Avenue.jpg
Looking east on the 2000 block of Westover Avenue SW. The neighborhood is still under development at the time of this photograph.

FE224 Grandin Road.jpg
Looking south on Grandin Road from the 1700 block.

FE151 Wasena Elementary.jpg
Wasena Elementary School is located at 1125 Sherwood Avenue SW.

RC44 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road.

RC43 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
An interior view of Garland's Drugstore at its original Grandin Road location.

RC42 Children on Grandin.jpg
Unidentified children stand outside of Brice's Drugstore on Grandin Road.

RC41 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
Children in front of Virginia Heights Lutheran Church. The church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until…

RC40 Lakewood Pond.jpg
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC39 Lakewood Pond.jpg
Pond in Lakewood Park.

RC38 Memorial Bridge.jpg
A view of Memorial Bridge

RC37 Raleigh Court Library.jpg
Raleigh Court Branch Library, located at 2112 Grandin Road.

RC34 Patrick Henry High.jpg
The old campus-style Patrick Henry High School was dedicated on 17 December 1960. It was replaced with a conventional school building in 2008.

RC33 Wasena Elementary.jpg
Wasena Elementary School, located at 1125 Sherwood Avenue.

RC32 Grandin Court Elementary.jpg
Grandin Court Elementary School, located at 2815 Spessard Avenue.

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

RC30 Woodrow Wilson Middle.jpg
The gymnasium addition at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.

RC29 Patrick Henry High.jpg
The old campus-style Patrick Henry High School was dedicated on 17 December 1960. It was replaced with a conventional school building in 2008.

RC28 Raleigh Court Elementary.jpg
Raleigh Court Elementary School, located at 2202 Grandin Road, opened in 1960 and served students through the end of the 2009 school year.

RC26 Woodrow Wilson Middle.jpg
A newly completed Woodrow Wilson Middle School, located at 1813 Carter Road.

RC25 Streetcar 47.jpg
Streetcar #47 on Grandin Road. This was the last streetcar to run in Roanoke.

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.

RC21 Grandin Road Pharmacy.jpg
Grandin Road Pharmacy. Located at 1314 Grandin Road, the building is now how to Gracie's Place Pizzeria and Local Roots Restaurant.

RC20 Shirley and Greenwood.jpg
Looking north on Greenwood Road from the intersection with Shirley Avenue.

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

RC18 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore under construction. Garland's opened in 1953.

RC17 Mick-or-Mack.jpg
Construction of Mick-or-Mack Grocery, located at 1312 Winborne Avenue.

RC16 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Aerial view of Memorial Bridge.

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.

RC1 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Memorial Bridge under construction. Virginia Avenue bridge visible on left.

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.

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…

IRB7 Church.jpg
One story part basement frame building, new composition roof, plastered interior finish, wood floors, electric lighting, hot air heat. Building in good condition. Occupancy: Church of Christ. Valuation: The sound value of this building is…

Davis2 44.7141 Kroger.jpg
Kroger, formerly located at 1319 Grandin Road SW, now Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op.

Davis2 48.621 Garland's Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 4.41 FNEB Sign.jpg
First National Exchange Bank billboard on Grandin Road near the intersection with Bluemont Avenue SW.

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

Davis 23.216 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, located at 1837 Grandin Road.

Davis 44.714 Kroger.jpg
Kroger, formerly located at 1319 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 48.6232 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Soda fountain inside Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 48.6233 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Interior view of Garland's Drugstore, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 28.34 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
Virginia Heights Lutheran Church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until 1948.

Davis 28.33 Virginia Heights Lutheran.jpg
Virginia Heights Lutheran Church was the predecessor of Christ Lutheran Church. This chapel was located next to where the Grandin Theatre stands today. Built in 1917, the chapel was in use by the congregation until 1948.

Davis 23.213 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, located at 1837 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.717 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.716 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.713 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.712 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.711 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road SW.

Davis 22.71 Raleigh Court UMC.jpg
Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, located at 1706 Grandin Road 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 7.211 Elizabeth Heights.jpg
Apartment complex located in the 2300 block of Denniston Avenue SW.

Davis 11.45 Woodrow Wilson Middle.jpg
Woodrow Wilson Middle School, located at 1813 Carter Road SW.

Davis2 39 1847 Maiden Lane.jpg
Home located at 1847 Maiden Lane SW.

Davis2 35.2 Grandin Apartments.jpg
Apartments located at 1801 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 28.3 Christ Lutheran.jpg
Christ Lutheran Church, located at 2011 Brandon Avenue SW.

Davis2 48.6235 Garlands Drugstore.jpg
Garland's Drugstore on a snowy day, formerly located at 1327 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.82d Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Cash registers at Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.82c Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Shoppers in Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.82a Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Shoppers inside Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.81 Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 44.8 Barrs Variety Store.jpg
Barr's Variety Store, formerly located at 1318 Grandin Road SW.

Davis2 39 1802 Greenwood Road-2.jpg
Home located at 1802 Greenwood Road SW.

Davis2 39 1802 Greenwood Road-1.jpg
Home located at 1802 Greenwood Road SW.

Davis2 19.815 Terrace Apartments.jpg
An aerial view of Terrace Apartments with surrounding streets identified.

Davis GL 87 Grandin Road.jpg
Looking north on Grandin Road from Sherwood Avenue.

Davis GL 46 Spring in Weaver Heights Park.jpg
View of the spring once located in Weaver Heights Park.

Davis GL 18 Windsor Avenue.jpg
Windsor Avenue in Raleigh Court

Davis GL 104 Maiden Lane.jpg
Houses on Maiden Lane.

Davis 42.51 Grandin Theater.jpg
Crowd gathered outside of the Grandin Theatre to see "Centennial Summer" starring Jeanne Crain and Cornel Wilde.

Davis 27.591 Ghent Brethren Church.jpg
Ghent Grace Brethren Church, located at 1511 Wasena Avenue.

Davis 23.2152 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
The sanctuary of Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church.

Davis 23.2151 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Stained glass window in the sanctuary of Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church.

Davis 23.214a Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church located at 1837 Grandin Road..

Davis 23.211 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church located at 1837 Grandin Road..

Davis 23.21 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church located at 1837 Grandin Road..

Davis 23.2 Raleigh Court Presbyterian.jpg
Raleigh Court Presbyterian located at 1837 Grandin Road.

Davis 19.814 Terrace Apartments.jpg
A view of several buildings of the Terrace Apartments, formerly Wood Apartments, located in Raleigh Court.

Davis 19.813 Terrace Apartments.jpg
A view of several buildings of the Terrace Apartments, formerly Wood Apartments, located in Raleigh Court.

Davis 19.812 Terrace Apartments.jpg
A view from the street of several buildings of the Terrace Apartments, formerly Wood Apartments, located in Raleigh Court.

Davis 19.811 Terrace Apartments.jpg
A view of several buildings of the Terrace Apartments, once called Wood Apartments, located on Ghent Hill.

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.

Davis 11.363 Raleigh Court Elementary.jpg
Raleigh Court Elementary School

Davis 11.362 Raleigh Court Elementary.jpg
Raleigh Court Elementary School

RNC 18 Quick Way.jpg
Quick Way convenience store, located at 2209 Brandon Avenue.

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

RNC 94 Avon Road.jpg
Looking north on Avon Road at the intersection with Sherwood Avenue.

RNC 17 Windsor Apartments.jpg
Apartments located at 2049 Windsor Avenue at the corner of Brunswick Street.
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