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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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Aerial view of American Viscose.

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Hillcrest Hall was one of the dormitories for American Viscose employees.

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An unidentified woman in the reeling room at American Viscose.

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An unidentified man in the reeling room at American Viscose.

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An unidentified woman works with strands of silk at American Viscose.

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Carolina Cotton and Woolen Mills, formerly located at 505 6th Street SW.

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Corning plant, located at 3050 N. Franklin Street in Christiansburg.

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Pierpont's Brick Works was owned and operated by Salem businessman George E. Pierpont. In 1908, Pierpont was named as one of the privileged few in Salem to own an automobile.

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In 1911, the Piedmont Glass Company purchased and resurrected the old glass plant. During the early years, the plant employed some 125 workers who produced glass bottles for a variety of uses. The plant was closed for two months each summer due to…

PC 96.1 American Viscose.jpg
"Bird's eye view of the Viscose Silk Mills, Roanoke, Virginia"

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C.L. Fielder Structural Steel, formerly located at 745 Norfolk Avenue NW.

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C.L. Fielder Structural Steel, formerly located at 745 Norfolk Avenue NW.

Davis 45.512 Virginia Bridge Company.jpg
Virginia Bridge Company shops and yards.

Davis2 47.76 Roanoke Electric Steel.jpg
An aerial view of Roanoke Electric Steel, formerly located at 20 30th Street NW.

Davis2 45.643 ITT.jpg
Construction of ITT Exelis, located at 7635 Plantation Road.

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Construction of ITT Exelis, located at 7635 Plantation Road.

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Construction of ITT Exelis, located at 7635 Plantation Road.

Davis2 47.751 Webster Brick.jpg
Webster Brick (now General Shale), located at 2351 Webster Road.

Davis2 48.38 Tom Huston Peanut.jpg
Tom Huston Peanut Company, formerly located at 1340 W. Main Street in Salem.

Davis2 48.53 Sealtest Foods.jpg
Production equipment in Sealtest Foods, formerly located at 133 Albemarle Avenue SE.

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Production equipment in Sealtest Foods, formerly located at 133 Albemarle Avenue SE.

Davis2 47.75 Webster Brick.jpg
Employees next to trucks at Webster Brick.

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

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An aerial view of the Roanoke City Mills, once located at 1750 Jefferson Street. The mill facility was razed in 2009.

Davis2 47.51  Johnson-Carper.jpg
Architectural rendering of Johnson-Carper Furniture Company, formerly located at 3322 Hollins Road NE.

Davis2 47.5 Thaden-Jordan Furniture.jpg
Thaden-Jordan Furniture Company, formerly located at 312 Kessler Mill Road.

Davis2 45.64 ITT.jpg
ITT Exelis, located at 7635 Plantation Road.

Davis 47.31 Roanoke City Mills.jpg
Model Mill Company in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Unidentified building interior showing steel work completed by C.L. Fiedler Structural Steel.

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Factory floor of C.L. Fielder Structural Steel, formerly located on Norfolk Avenue.

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Unidentified building interior showing steel truss work completed by C.L. Fielder Structural Steel.

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An office at C.L. Fielder Structural Steel, formerly located on Norfolk Avenue.

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C.L. Fielder Structural Steel, formerly located on Norfolk Avenue.

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 45.62 Yale & Towne.jpg
Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company. Located at 1242 S. Colorado Street, the building is now used by Graham-White.

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Female workers at General Electric

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Interior of General Electric

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General Electric, located at 1531 Roanoke Boulevard in Salem.

Davis 45.53 Cook Electric Sign.jpg
Cook Electric Sign atop AEP plant, formerly located at Walnut Avenue and 3rd Street.

Davis 45.52 Levi Witt Carriage & Wagon.jpg
Levi Witt Carriage & Wagon Works, formerly located at 10 Kirk Avenue.

Davis 45.51 Virginia Bridge Company.jpg
"Panorama" of Virginia Bridge Company shops and yard.

Davis 45.31 Strietmann Biscuit.jpg
Strietmann Biscuit Company, formerly located at 1600 S. Jefferson Street.
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