Virginia Room Digital Collection


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.

Browse Items (18 total)

Children dressed in costume in front of the Gainsboro Library.

Before the advent of modern medicine, quarantine was often the best strategy to avoid the spread of disease. Salem, like all communities, had to impose its fair share of them. In 1905, the Baptist Orphanage was quarantined for two weeks due to an…

Central Baptist Church, Vacation Bible School. Rev. Arnold Williams is in suit at far left.

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Unidentified students in front of Mt. Pleasant School in Roanoke County.

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A group of children in front of Hill Street Baptist Church. This building was located on 5th Street NW. It was razed in 1978 as a result of "urban renewal".

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A female member of the US Air Force at a children's program at the Gainsboro Branch Library.

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Safety patrol students from Fairview Elementary School on the corner of 36th Street NW and Troutland Avenue in the Wilmont Farms neighborhood.

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Looking north on 36th Street NW from Troutland Avenue in the Wilmont Farms neighborhood. Safety patrol students from Fairview Elementary School monitor traffic.

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Interior view of the children's department at Leggett's, formerly located 112 Campbell Avenue.

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The playground at Greenvale Nursery School, located at 627 Westwood Boulevard NW.

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Children in the nursery of Greenvale School, located at 627 Westwood Boulevard Northwest.

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A teacher reads to children at the Greenvale Nursery School, located at 627 Westwood Boulevard.

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Students of Commerce Street School. Commerce Street School or First Ward School stood at the corner of Church Avenue and 2nd Street (Commerce). The school was built in 1890 and razed in 1929 to make way for the post office.

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Group photo of Trinity United Methodist parishioners.

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Children gather for storytime at the Main Library.

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Roanoke Public Library auditorium of the first public library in Terry home during children's book week story hour.

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Students of Melrose School.

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Japanese Magnolia in Elmwood Park.
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