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FE270 Main Street.jpg
Aerial viewing showing Main Street in Salem near the intersection with Union Street and Academy Street.

FE236 N&W Shops.jpg
Aerial view of Norfolk & Western east end shops.

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 58.2 Richfield.jpg
Aerial view of Richfield Living. View shows nursing care center built in 1971 located at 3615 W Main Street in Salem.

TNC 58.1 Richfield.jpg
Aerial view of Richfield Living. View shows nursing care center built in 1971 located at 3615 W Main Street in Salem.

TNC 58.0 Richfield.jpg
Aerial view of Richfield Living. View shows nursing care center built in 1971 located at 3615 W. Main Street in Salem.

BM379.jpg
Aerial view of Cave Spring High School and Cave Spring Baptist Church.

BM292.jpg
Aerial view of Reed’s Orchard, located at the intersection of Poor Mountain Road and Tinsley Lane. The house was built by the Woodrum Family, bought by Homer Reed in 1948 and closed as a commercial orchard in 1995.

BM252.jpg
Aerial view of Starkey Speedway.

BM145.jpg
Aerial view to the northeast of current Route 419 at intersection with Ogden Road. Ogden Road is seen at the top of the photo. At top, right is Ogden Elementary School. The area to the right of the railroad tracks is Cox Communications and Old…

BM144.jpg
Aerial view showing Green Valley Elementary School, upper right.

BM143.jpg
Aerial view looking north at Route 419 construction. The house and barn were located at the current site of the Roanoke County Administrative Offices on Bernard Drive. The earth moving equipment is at the current intersection of Route 419 and…

BM142.jpg
Aerial view of Route 419 under construction at Chaparral Drive; Penn Forest Boulevard at bottom.

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

RC16 Memorial Bridge.jpg
Aerial view of Memorial Bridge.

RC15 Virginia Heights.jpg
Aerial view of Virginia Heights. Evergreen Cemetery is visible in the foreground; Memorial Bridge is visible in the lower right.

PC 101.0 Civic Center.jpg
" Roanoke's beautiful new Civic Center. The coliseum, seating 11,000, and the auditorium seating 2,475, are separated by an open plaza which forms the roof of the Exhibit Hall. This $15 million Civic Center attracts sports events and conventions, as…

Davis2 11.96 Roanoke College.jpg
An aerial view of Roanoke College.

Davis2 47.7 Vinton Weaving.jpg
Vinton Weaving Company, now Precision Fabrics Group, is located at 323 West Virginia Avenue.

Davis2 43.714 Shenandoah Life.jpg
An aerial view of Shenandoah Life Insurance, located at 2301 Brambleton Avenue SW.

Davis2 43.713 Shenandoah Life.jpg
An aerial view of Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, located at 2301 Brambleton Avenue SW.

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

Underwood 52 New London.jpg
Aerial view of New London in Campbell County, Virginia.

RAC76 Woodrum Aerial2.jpg
A south-facing aerial view of Woodrum Field. In the upper left of this photo, Crossroads Mall can be seen under construction.

RAC75 Woodrum Aerial2.jpg
This west-facing photograph shows the configuration of runways. There is construction work at right, indicating the extension of runway 5/23. Still noticeable are the rural surroundings of Woodrum Field. Visible at the bottom is the internal road…

RAC74 Woodrum Aerial2.jpg
This aerial photograph shows the separation of private aviation (left) and commercial aviation at the front of the terminal. Note the layout of the new parking lot behind the terminal. More passengers began leaving their cars at the airport for…

RAC67 Trussmark Field.jpg
The current Trussmark field in Salem. The field is located along the Roanoke River adjacent to an industrial complex. This was the early location for the Salem auxiliary field used by naval aviation cadets enrolled at Roanoke College. The shorter…

RAC66 Trussmark Field.jpg
The current Trussmark field in Salem. The field is located along the Roanoke River adjacent to an industrial complex. This was the early location for the Salem auxiliary field used by naval aviation cadets enrolled at Roanoke College. The shorter…

RAC38 Cook Field.jpg
This photograph shows the location of the Appalachian Power substation adjacent to the rail line where Cook Field was formerly located. Cook Field was leased by Frank Reynolds and Clayton Lemon to provide an airstrip for local fliers in the late…

RAC35 1967 Aerial.jpg
An aerial view of Woodrum Field. I-581 opened in 1965 and can been seen at left of the airport.

RAC32 Williamson Road.jpg
In this aerial photograph, Williamson Road runs along the left side. The small structure in the open space at center is the present-day location of Breckenridge Middle School, formerly William Fleming High School. In 1921, the federal government…

RAC31 Trout Field.jpg
Trout Field is directly in the center of this aerial photograph. Fairview Cemetery is the rectangular area at top with the teardrop-shaped driveway in its center. This view illustrates why a cemetery served as a good navigational point for early…

RAC30 Shrine Hill.jpg
This aerial photograph shows the area where Patrick Henry High School is located today. During the 1920s, the pasturelands served as an early airfield known as Shrine Field. The land was owned by the Shriners in hopes of erecting a large Masonic…

RAC29 Horton Field.jpg
This 1937 aerial photograph shows the location of Horton Field, which was on the Horton Farm near the present-day intersection of 24th Street and Melrose Avenue. It is believed that the first plane to land at Horton Field in 1919 was a barnstormer…

RAC11 Woodrum Field.jpg
The progress made at Woodrum Field is seen here in 1971. Among the facilities shown are the terminal dedicated in 1953, the nose-in hangar (left of center, top), general aviation hangars and the service hangar for Piedmont Airlines (upper right).…

MP 2.31 Victory Stadium.jpg
An aerial view of Victory Stadium. Victory Stadium was built in 1942 and razed in 2006.

MP 2.3 Victory Stadium.jpg
An aerial view of Victory Stadium. Victory Stadium was built in 1942 and razed in 2006.

MP 2.2 Mill Mountain Zoo.jpg
An aerial view of Mill Mountain Zoo. The zoo opened in 1952.

MP 2.1 Roanoke Aerial.jpg
An aerial view looking toward Mill Mountain. I581 can be seen under construction on the left .

MP 2.0 Roanoke Aerial.jpg
General view of Roanoke from 8000 ft.

VF 5 Smith Mountain Lake.jpg
Aerial view of Smith Mountain Lake Dam.

Underwood 9 Downtown Looking Southeast.jpg
Aerial view of downtown Roanoke looking southeast

Underwood 8 Colonial Heights.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke from Colonial Heights

Underwood 7 Roanoke from Stone Mountain.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke from Stone Mountain

Underwood 6 N&W Shops.jpg
Aerial view of the Norfolk & Western Railway shops

Underwood 50 Fincastle.jpg
Aerial view of Fincastle.

Underwood 5 North on Jefferson.jpg
Aerial view looking north on Jefferson Street.

Underwood 49 Troutville.jpg
Aerial view of Troutville.

Underwood 47 Vinton.jpg
Aerial view of Vinton.

Underwood 45 Carvins Cove.jpg
Aerial view of Falling Creek Reservoir.

Underwood 44 South of Roanoke.jpg
Aerial view of mountains at the south edge of Roanoke.

Underwood 41 Roanoke from South.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke from the south. The road entering the photo at bottom right is Starkey Road heading north. The Shell country store is currently located where Starkey veers right in this photo. This section of the road is now the path of…

Underwood 40 Norwich.jpg
Aerial view of the Norwich neighborhood.

Underwood 4 East on Campbell.jpg
Aerial view looking east down Campbell Avenue

Underwood 39 North of Roanoke.jpg
Aerial view looking north of Roanoke. Williamson Road can be seen bisecting the photo from top to bottom. At the bottom left, the first street left of Williamson is Sycamore Avenue. The street above Sycamore is Thurston Avenue. The entire block…

Underwood 38 Roanoke College.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke College.

Underwood 37 Hollins College.jpg
Aerial View of Hollins College, now Hollins University.

Underwood 36 Virginia College.jpg
Aerial view of Virginia College.

Underwood 35 Lakeside.jpg
Aerial view of Lakeside Amusement Park.

Underwood 33 Mountain View.jpg
Aerial view of Mountain View, the J.B. Fishburn home.

Underwood 32 St Andrews.jpg
Aerial view of St. Andrews Catholic Church.

Underwood 31 Roanoke Railway & Electric.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke Railway & Electric Company's hydroelectric plant

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

Underwood 3 Downtown Looking Southwest.jpg
Aerial view of downtown Roanoke looking southwest

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

Underwood 28 Crozer Iron Furnace.jpg
Aerial view of the Iron Furnace and Pyrites plant

Underwood 26 N&W Shops.jpg
Aerial view of the Norfolk & Western Railway shops

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

Underwood 21 West Roanoke.jpg
Aerial view of northwest Roanoke

Underwood 20 Virginia Heights.jpg
Aerial view of Virginia Heights

Underwood 2 Roanoke Looking West.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke looking west

Underwood 19 N&W Yards.jpg
Aerial view of the Norfolk & Western Railway yards.

Underwood 18 Mill Mountain.jpg
Aerial view of Mill Mountain, including the Mill Mountain Incline and Roanoke Hospital.

Underwood 17 Althletic Field.jpg
Aerial view of athletic field that would become the location of Victory Stadium and Maher Field.

Underwood 16 Highland Park School.jpg
Aerial view of Highland Park Elementary School, known as Park Street School at the time of this photo.

Underwood 14 N&W Offices.jpg
Aerial view of Norfolk & Western General Offices.

Underwood 13 Hotel Roanoke.jpg
Aerial view of Hotel Roanoke and Roanoke Auditorium.

Underwood 11 West on Campbell.jpg
Aerial view looking west on Campbell Avenue

Underwood 10 East on Campbell.jpg
Aerial view looking east down Campbell Avenue

Underwood 1 Roanoke from 13500.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke from 13500 feet.

Davis GL 7 Jefferson Street Looking North.jpg
Aerial view of Jefferson Street looking north.

Davis GL 4 Mill Mountain and Roanoke Valley.jpg
View of Mill Mountain and the surrounding Roanoke Valley

UC 65 Flood Aerial.jpg
Aerial view showing flood damage brought on by Hurricane Camille.

UC 22 Aerial of Downtown.jpg
Aerial view of Downtown Roanoke.

UC 21 Aerial of Downtown.jpg
Aerial view of Downtown Roanoke.

Davis 5.4 Franklin Road.jpg
An aerial view of Franklin Road at 1st and 2nd Street. The building in the upper right corner is Lee Junior High School, which was razed to build the Poff Federal Building.

Davis 5.12 Aerial View of Roanoke.jpg
Aerial View of Roanoke. I-581 construction underway. Interstate can be seen bisecting photograph.

Davis 47.21 Harris Hardwood.jpg
Aerial view of Harris Hardwood Company, formerly located in the Norwich neighborhood.

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 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 45.63 Burlington Mills.jpg
Aerial view of Burlington Mills Corporation. Located on West Virginia Avenue in Vinton, the building is now used by Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.

Davis 14.7 Community Hospital.jpg
Aerial view of Community Hospital. Orchard Hill is in the background.

Davis 11.951 Roanoke College.jpg
Aerial view of Roanoke College.
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