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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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The Transportation Museum in Wasena Park submerged in flood waters from the flood of 1985.

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Some of the exhibits at the Roanoke Transportation Museum in Wasena Park.

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N&W Class J 611 and N&W #6 on exhibit at the Roanoke Transportation Museum in Wasena Park.

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Visitors at the Roanoke Transportation Museum formerly located in Wasena Park. The museum opened in 1963.

PC 95.0.1 Wasena Bridge.jpg
"Wasena Bridge, Roanoke Virginia. This bridge spans the Norfolk & Western Railroad and the Roanoke River. Just behind the trees on the left is the Transportation Museum and in the background are the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains which surround…

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"New Wasena Bridge, Roanoke, Virginia."

Davis 66.216 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge shortlyafter completion. Roanoke Ice and Cold Storage visible in background.

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Wasena Bridge shortly after completion.

Davis2 48.751 Roanoke Ice.jpg
Roanoke Ice and Cold Storage, formerly located at 806 Wasena Avenue.

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Roanoke Ice and Cold Storage, formerly located at 806 Wasena Avenue.

Davis GL 88 Wasena Terrace.jpg
Looking east on Wasena Terrace.

CPC 17 Wasena Bridge.jpg
A view of Wasena Bridge from Riverside Boulevard.

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Wasena Gulf Service, formerly located at 1119 Main Street.

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Wasena Gulf Service, formerly located at 1119 Main Street.

Davis 66b Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge under construction. The old Wasena Bridge can be seen paralleling the new one. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

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Wasena Bridge.

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Wasena Bridge under construction.

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Wasena Bridge under construction. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

Davis 66.21 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge shortly after completion.

Davis 46.514b Porterfield Distributing Co.jpg
Porterfield Distributing Company trucks in front of building formerly located at 1354 8th Street SW.

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Porterfield Distributing Company trucks in front of building formerly located at 1354 8th Street SW.

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Porterfield Distributing Company trucks in front of building, formerly located at 1354 8th Street SW.

Davis 31.44 Howbert House.jpg
The Howbert house and farm was built by George Howbert circa 1900. Howbert sold the house and farm to the Wasena Land Company in 1910 for development as a suburb of Roanoke. The house still stands at 918 Howbert Avenue.

Davis 31.41 Howbert Cabin.jpg
At the corner of Floyd Avenue and Main Street in Wasena stood this house, part of the Howbert Farm. It was rented for many years by the Custer Family, who posed on the porch for this photograph.
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