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FE269 Roanoke Knitting Mills.jpg
Roanoke Knitting Mills began operations in 1903 at 306 Elm Avenue SE. It closed by 1909.

FE140 Stonewall Jackson Middle.jpg
Stonewall Jackson Middle School located at 1004 Montrose Avenue SE. The school's name was changed to John P. Fishwick Middle School in 2018.

FE138 Jamison School.jpg
Jamison Elementary School was located on the southwest corner of Jamison Avenue and 14th Street SE. The school was built in 1916 and razed in 1975.

FE137 Stonewall Jackson Middle.jpg
Stonewall Jackson Middle School located at 1004 Montrose Avenue SE shortly after completion. The school's name was changed to John P. Fishwick Middle School in 2018.

FE136 Morningside Elementary.jpg
Morningside Elementary School, located at 1716 Wilson Street SE.

FE121 Belmont Elementary.jpg
Belmont Elementary School was located on Dale Avenue in southeast Roanoke. The school was built in 1891 and remained in operation until 1974 when Fallon Park Elementary School was completed.

FE064 View from Mill Mountain.jpg
A view of Roanoke from Mill Mountain with the Riverland neighborhood in the foreground.

TNC 58.4 AEP Construction.jpg
Aerial view showing site of future Appalachian Power Service Center, located at 803 River Avenue, SE. Roanoke Industrial Center in the foreground.

TNC 51.0 AEP Building.jpg
Appalachian Power Company Service Center, located at 803 River Avenue, SE.

PS 59.2 Universal Ball.jpg
Universal Ball Company, formerly located in the 1900 block of Progress Drive, SE.

PS 59.1 Universal Ball.jpg
Universal Ball Company, formerly located in the 1900 block of Progress Drive, SE.

IRB42 Fire Station 6.jpg
This is a two story and part basement brick building with slate roof. First floor, open interior finish with metal ceiling; second floor, plaster. Concrete floors with exception of second floor which is wood boards. One stairs basement to second…

RREC20 Number 44.jpg
Another view of Brill car Number 44 after a collision with a Virginian Railway locomotive under the Walnut Avenue Bridge.

RREC19 Number 44.jpg
Brill car Number 44 after a collision with a Virginian Railway locomotive under the Walnut Avenue bridge.

RREC18 Roanoke Railway & Electric.jpg
Roanoke Railway & Electric Company Walnut Avenue Steam Plant. In front of the plant is the old streetcar barn

RREC10 9th Street SE.jpg
Passengers board and disembark streetcars on 9th Street SE near American Viscose.

Davis 45.311 Strietmann Biscuit.jpg
Strietmann Biscuit Company, formerly located at 1600 S. Jefferson Street.

Davis 1.31 Walnut and Jefferson.jpg
Corner store formerly located at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Jefferson Street. Walnut Avenue Meat Market, Hutson's Grocery and the American Cafe were among its tenants. The Bridge Inn is just visible at left.

Davis 48k Kroger.jpg
Kroger formerly located at 305 1st Street SE.

Davis 48i Kroger.jpg
Kroger formerly located at 828 Jamison Avenue SE.

Davis 27.571 9th Street CoB.jpg
Ninth Street Church of the Brethren, located at 1103 9th Street SE.

Davis 27.57 9th Street CoB.jpg
Ninth Street Church of the Brethren, located at 1103 9th Street SE.

Davis 27.22 Belmont Christian.jpg
The old Belmont Christian Church sanctuary, located at 11th Street and Jamison Avenue SE.

Davis 22.51 Belmont UMC.jpg
Belmont United Methodist Church, formerly located at 806 Jamison Avenue SE. The building is now used by Metropolitan Community Church.

Davis 22.5 Belmont UMC.jpg
Belmont United Methodist Church, formerly located at 806 Jamison Avenue SE. The building is now used by Metropolitan Community Church.

Davis 22.1 Tazewell Avenue Methodist.jpg
Tazewell Avenue Methodist Church, formerly located at 401 Tazewell Avenue SE, is now part of the Rescue Mission.

Davis 21.11 Belmont Baptist.jpg
Belmont Baptist Church, located at 825 Stewart Avenue SE.

Davis 11.22 Morningside Elementary.jpg
Morningside Elementary School, located at 1716 Wilson Street SE.

Davis2 63.12 Safety Motor Transit.jpg
Safety Motor Transit, formerly located at 12th Street and Campbell Avenue SE.

Davis2 63.1 Safety Motor Transit.jpg
Safety Motor Transit, formerly located at 12th Street and Campbell Avenue SE.

Davis2 48.95 Mullens Place.jpg
Mullen's Place, formerly located at 307 9th Street SE.

Davis2 48.54 Frigid Freeze.jpg
Frigid Freeze Frozen Foods, formerly located at 103 8th Street SE.

Davis2 48.53 Sealtest Foods.jpg
Production equipment in Sealtest Foods, formerly located at 133 Albemarle Avenue SE.

Davis2 48.52 Sealtest Foods.jpg
Production equipment in Sealtest Foods, formerly located at 133 Albemarle Avenue SE.

Davis2 48.51 Sealtest Foods.jpg
Employee with tractor-trailer at loading dock of Sealtest Foods, formerly located at 133 Albemarle Avenue SE.

Davis2 48.5 Sealtest Foods.jpg
Sealtest Foods, formerly located at 133 Albemarle Avenue SE.

Davis2 48.3 Roanoke Grocers.jpg
Roanoke Grocers Inc., formerly located at 1131 4th Street SE.

Davis2 48.2 Roanoke Distributing Company.jpg
Pabst Blue Ribbon delivery trucks parked at Roanoke Distributing Company, formerly located at 907 3rd Street SE.

Davis2 47.62 Virginia Brewing.jpg
Virginia Brewing Company employees with delivery truck outside of the brewery.

Davis2 47.61 Virginia Brewing.jpg
Rear view of Virginia Brewing Company, formerly located in the 1200 block of Wise Avenue SE.

Davis2 47.6 Virginia Brewing.jpg
Virginia Brewing Company, formerly located in the 1200 block of Wise Avenue SE.

MP 22.2 Marathon Filling Station.jpg
Marathon Filling Station, formerly located at 824 3rd Street.

Underwood 30 Roanoke Railway & Electric.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company's power station, substation, car barn and shops.

Underwood 29 Roanoke Railway & Electric.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company's power station, substation, car barn and shops.

Underwood 25 American Viscose.jpg
Aerial view of American Viscose Corporation.

Davis GL 84 Center Parkway.jpg
Center Parkway, 9th Street SE.

Davis GL 5 Montrose Avenue Jog End.jpg
View of the 600 block Montrose Avenue lined with houses.

Davis GL 49 Ninth Street.jpg
View of 9th Street from the intersection with Jamison Avenue.

Davis GL 25 Southeast.jpg
View of several homes in Southeast.

Davis GL 237 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Side view of the Walnut Avenue and Jefferson Street bridges.

UC 45 Booth Supply.jpg
Booth Supply, formerly located at 828 Jamison Avenue.

CPC 39 Bullitt Avenue.jpg
Looking west at the 500 block of Bullitt Avenue.

CPC 24 Albemarle Avenue.jpg
Looking toward Albemarle from the 6th Street intersection.

CPC 23 Albemarle Avenue.jpg
Looking west an Albemarle Avenue SE at the 6th Street intersection.

CPC 18 Dale and 8th.jpg
Structures once located at the corner of Dale Avenue and 8th Street.

Davis2 56 Waverly Church Choir.jpg
Unidentified members of the Waverly Place Baptist Church Choir.

Davis2 27.55 Hott Bishop Memorial.jpg
Hott Bishop Memorial United Brethren Church, formerly located on Tazewell Avenue.

Davis 65.52 Fire Station #6.jpg
Fire Station #6 opened on 5 September 1911 at 1015 Jamison Avenue. It ceased operation as a fire station in 1979. It is now used as a police substation. Fire Station #6 was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1990 and the National Register…

Davis 65.2 Fire Station #11.jpg
Fire Station #11, located at 1502 Riverland Road. Station #11 opened on 14 March 1964.

Davis 56.91 Girl Scouts.jpg
Roanoke Girl Scout Troop in front of Buena Vista. Beatrice Bell (center) was the scout leader

Davis 47.232c Southern States.jpg
Unidentified employee stocks inventory at Southern States Cooperative, formerly located at 907 4th Street SE.

Davis 47.232b Southern States.jpg
Unidentified employee stocks inventory at Southern States Cooperative, formerly located at 907 4th Street SE.

Davis 47.232a Southern States.jpg
Southern States Cooperative, formerly located at 907 4th Street SE.

Davis 45.72 Roanoke Industrial Center.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke Industrial Center, formerly American Viscose, including a listing of the businesses who occupied each building. American Viscose, once the world's largest producer of artificial silk, opened in 1917. By the 1920s, the plant…

Davis 27.61 Evangelical Foursquare.jpg
Evangelical Foursquare Church, located at 612 Bullitt Avenue. Building is now used by New Beginnings Pentecostal Church

Davis 23.35 Belmont Presbyterian.jpg
Belmont Presbyterian Church, located at 1005 9th Street SE.

Davis 22.911 Mount Pleasant Methodist.jpg
Mount Pleasant Methodist Church located at 3035 Mount Pleasant Blvd.

Davis 22.52 Belmont Baptist Church.jpg
Belmont United Methodist Church, formerly located at 806 Jamison Avenue, is now Metropolitan Community Church.

Davis 21.1 Belmont Baptist.jpg
Belmont Baptist Church on Stewart Ave. SE and 9th Street.

Davis 18.52 Roanoke Wastewater Treatment Plant.jpg
Roanoke Wasterwater Treatment Plant off of Brownlee Avenue in Southeast.

Davis 11.51 Stonewall Jackson Middle School.jpg
Stonewall Jackson Middle School, located at 1004 Montrose Avenue. The school's name was changed to John P. Fishwick Middle School in 2018.

Davis 11.12 Belmont Elementary.jpg
Belmont Elementary School was located on Dale Avenue in southeast Roanoke. The school was built in 1891 and remained in operation until 1974 when Fallon Park Elementary School was completed.

RNC 120 6th Street SE.jpg
Looking north on 6th Street SE from Tazewell Avenue.
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