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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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FE162 N&W General Offices.jpg
Completed in 1883 by the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, the general office building housed the offices for Norfolk & Western after they were moved from Lynchburg. The building was located on the northwest corner of Jefferson Street and Shenandoah…

FE092 Armistead Neal House.jpg
Armistead Neal tavern and boarding house was located on Shenandoah Avenue. For many years, it served the town of Big Lick as a hotel.

PS 22.0 JW Burress.jpg
J.W. Burress Construction and Industrial Equipment, formerly located at 1701 Shenandoah Avenue, NW.

Davis 61.01 N&W Passenger Station.jpg
The Norfolk & Western Passenger Station was built in 1907. It is now home to the O. Winston Link Museum and History Museum of Western Virginia.

Davis2 19.11 YMCA.jpg
The Railroad Department YMCA, formerly located at 1201 Shenandoah Avenue NW.

UC 62 Hundleys Market.jpg
Hundley's Market, formerly located at 3605 Shenandoah Avenue.

CPC 62 Shenandoah Avenue.jpg
Shenandoah Avenue and Centre Avenue. Norfolk & Western General Offices visible in background.

Davis2 45.311 Bowman Bakery.jpg
Bowman Bakery, formerly located at 102 5th Street NW.

Davis 61d N&W General Offices.jpg
Original Norfolk & Western General Offices, formerly located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Shenandoah Avenue. The building was destroyed by fire on 4 January 1896.

Davis 48g Kroger Distribution.jpg
Kroger Distribution Center. Offices and distribution center were located at 2240 Shenandoah Avenue.

Davis 48e Kroger Office.jpg
Kroger employees at the Kroger offices, formerly located at 2240 Shenandoah Avenue.

Davis 48d Kroger Office.jpg
Kroger employees at the Kroger offices, formerly located at 2240 Shenandoah Avenue.

Davis 48.42 Katz Food Co.jpg
Employees stand in front of Katz Food Company, formerly located at 1623 Shenandoah Avenue.

Davis 45.811 Stanford & Inge.jpg
J.W. Inge in office with unknown woman. Stanford & Inge specialized in neon signs and outdoor advertisements.

Davis 45.71 Blue Ridge Park for Industry.jpg
Aerial view of Blue Ridge Industrial Park between Brandon Avenue and Shenandoah Avenue. The park is now located on Aerial Way Drive. Brandon Avenue is the road bisecting the lower portion of the photo. Roanoke Electric Steel can be seen above the…

Davis 19b RRYMCA.jpg
A rear view of the Railroad YMCA, formerly located at 12th Street and Shenandoah Avenue. Razed in 1947.

Davis 19a RRYMCA.jpg
Railroad YMCA, formerly located at 12th Street and Shenandoah Avenue. Razed in 1947.

RNC 4 Shenandoah.jpg
Austin & Martin Auto Repair, formerly located at 223 Shenandoah Avenue NW.
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