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TNC 60.3 Marriott.jpg
Shown under construction is the Marriott formerly located on Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg across from the Virginia Tech Golf Course.

TNC 51.3 AEP Building.jpg
Construction of Appalachian Power building from Franklin Road, located at 606 1st Street, SW.

TNC 51.2 AEP Building.jpg
Construction of Appalachian Power building viewed from 1st Street, SW.

PS 13.31 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.24 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.21 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.12 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.10 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.8 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.6 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

PS 13.2 Poff Building.jpg
Construction of Poff Federal Building, located at 210 Franklin Road, SW.

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.

BM069.jpg
Back Creek Elementary School under re-construction.

Creasy12 Main Library.jpg
Construction of the Main Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries.

Creasy10 Main Library.jpg
Construction of the Main Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries.

Davis 2.26 Anchor Building.jpg
The Anchor Building under construction. Built by Roanoke Gas Company, it was completed in 1910 and is located at the corner of 1st Street and Kirk Avenue. The building was used by Roanoke Gas until 1931 when Shenandoah Life Insurance Company…

Davis2 49.4 Sears.jpg
Construction nears completion on Sears Town, formerly located at 1502 Williamson Road NE.

Davis 68.9 Philpott Dam.jpg
The Philpott Dam on the Smith River during construction.

Davis 43.311 Bank of Virginia.jpg
Construction of the Bank of Virginia, formerly located at 102 Church Avenue SW, is now First Citizens Bank.

Davis 44.49 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis 44.48 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis 44.47 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis 44.45 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis 44.43 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis 44.41 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at the corner of 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis 44.4 RT Construction.jpg
Construction of the Roanoke Times & World News building located at the corner of 2nd Street and Salem Avenue SW.

Davis2 27d Holy Trinity.jpg
Construction of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 30 Huntington Boulevard NE.

Davis2 43.1271 AEP.jpg
Contruction of Appalachian Power office located at 614 1st Street SW. View looking east on Bullitt Avenue.

Davis2 14.75 Community Hospital.jpg
Community Hospital during construction.

Davis2 14.74 Community Hospital.jpg
Community Hospital during construction. Roanoke Chemical Company visible at left.

Davis2 14.73 Community Hospital.jpg
Community Hosptial during construction.

RAC16 Terminal Construction.jpg
Starting in the fall of 1950, construction began on the first modern terminal facility at Woodrum Field. It was designed to house commercial air service, administrative functions and government services such as weather and air-traffic control. …

Davis GL 81 Schulte United Building.jpg
Campbell Avenue as seen from the Schulte United building, formerly located at 16 Campbell Avenue.

Davis GL 55 Downtown Construction.jpg
View of men working on construction downtown. Totz Department Store can be seen in the background. Totz was located at 117-119 Salem Avenue SW.

UC 39 Normandy Knoll.jpg
Construction of Normandy Knoll Apartments located at 3513 Normandy Lane. These apartments were built on a former 9-hole golf course called Devil's Elbow.

Davis2 66.827 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Construction of the bridge on South Colorado Street over the railroad tracks in Salem.

Davis 66i Buchanan Bridge.jpg
New concrete bridge built to replace the steel bridge at left. Though the steel bridge was removed, a swinging bridge was erected in its place.

Davis 66h Buchanan Bridge.jpg
Old bridge over the James River in Buchanan. The new concrete bridge seen at right. The steel bridge stood in the location of the current swinging bridge.

Davis 66g Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66c BRPW Bridge.jpg
Bridge over the Roanoke River on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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.

Davis 66.826 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.825 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.823 Franklin Road Bridge.jpg
Franklin Road Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.81 Franklin Road RW Bridge.jpg
Railway bridge over Franklin Road under construction.

Davis 66.412 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.411 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.41 Walnut Avenue Bridge.jpg
Walnut Avenue Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.212 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge under construction.

Davis 66.211 Wasena Bridge.jpg
Wasena Bridge under construction. The new bridge was completed in 1940.

Davis 61.81 Mill Mountain Incline.jpg
Mill Mountain Incline during construction.

Davis 61.31 N&W Bridge Construction.jpg
American Bridge and Iron Company constructs a Norfolk & Western bridge over the south branch of the Elizabeth River near Gilmerton.

Davis 60.1 Interstate 81 Construction.jpg
Construction of Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.

Davis 6.81 Old PO Foundation.jpg
Looking SE at the intersection of Church Street and Henry Street (1st) at the Old Post Office Foundation.

Davis 47.221d C.F. Fielder.jpg
Unidentified building interior showing steel work completed by C.L. Fiedler Structural Steel.

Davis 47.221b C.F. Fielder.jpg
Unidentified building interior showing steel truss work completed by C.L. Fielder Structural Steel.

Davis 2.21 Jefferson Campbell intersection.jpg
Intersection of Jefferson Street and Campbell Avenue. Sign for Rialto Theater visible on right. The Rialto was known for showing westerns.

Davis 2.14 Corner Stone Laying Masonic Temple.jpg
Corner Stone Laying Masonic Temple. Campbell and Jefferson. Homes in the background. About 1888.

Davis 16.24 Hotel Roanoke Construction.jpg
The Hotel Roanoke during the construction of an addition by the Virginia Bridge Company.

Davis 16.23 Hotel Roanoke Construction.jpg
The Hotel Roanoke under construction. Construction by the Virginia Bridge Company.

Davis 16.22 Hotel Roanoke Construction.jpg
The Hotel Roanoke under construction. Construction by the Virginia Bridge Co.

Davis 11.66-2 Patrick Henry High School.jpg
Patrick Henry High School under construction.

Davis 11.66 Patrick Henry High School.jpg
Patrick Henry High School under construction.

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