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The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room Collection. Continue to check back for new additions.

Browse Items (15 total)

CS 165.jpg
Picture made at YMCA Gainsboro Rd. and Patton Ave. Heller Kindergarten.

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Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

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Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

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Shriners group portrait. Envelope: Prints of groups made at Lodge Hall and YMCA

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The top image is of the Central YMCA and the bottom image is of the Railroad Department YMCA. The Railroad YMCA opened on November 10, 1903. The Young Men’s Christian Association began in Roanoke in 1883.

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Looking east on Church Avenue at 2nd Street. The old YMCA building is seen on the left and Greene Memorial United Methodist on the right.

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"Central YMCA, Roanoke, Virginia"

GB059 Rev. A. L. James, First Baptist Church Gainsboro.jpg
Rev. Arthur L. James was born August 1, 1877 in Madison, Florida Howard and Lula James. During WWI James served overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces as secretary under the War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. From 1918 to 1957, James…

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

Davis2 19.1 YMCA Pool.jpg
View of the pool inside the old YMCA building, formerly located at 425 Church Avenue, now the Locker Room Lofts.

Davis GL 43 Church Avenue.jpg
View of the intersection of Church Avenue and Second Street SW with the sign for the YMCA on the right.

Davis GL 13 Church Avenue.jpg
View of Church Avenue looking east from Commerce Street (now 2nd Street). Greene Memorial UMC visible on right, old YMCA visible on left.

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

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Railroad YMCA, formerly located at 12th Street and Shenandoah Avenue. Razed in 1947.

Davis 15.61 Gainsboro Library Interior.jpg
Roanoke Public Library's Gainsboro Branch found its beginnings in the Odd Fellows Hall, formerly located at the corner of Patton Avenue and Gainsboro Road. It would relocate to the current building in 1942.
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