Virginia Room Digital Collection

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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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John M. Oakey and Sons garage, located at 321 Luck Avenue SW, provided the first ambulance and garage for Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew.

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Interior of Oakey's Downtown chapel.

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G.W. Sisler Funeral Home, formerly located at 23 First (Salem) Avenue.

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For a few years, Salem’s residential streets were segregated. In 1913, Salem created racially segregated residential districts which were permitted by state law. District No. 1 (centered around Water Street) was for blacks, and District No. 2 was…

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Christopher Chamberlin Williams of Williams Funeral Home, now Serenity Funeral Home. Mr. Williams served on the Board of Trustees for both the Gainsboro Library and the William A. Hunton YMCA.

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Rader Funeral Home is located at 630 Roanoke Road in Daleville. This building was replaced with the current building in 1996.

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Rader Funeral Home is located at 630 Roanoke Road in Daleville. This building was replaced with the current building in 1996.

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Built in 1901 as the home of Theophilus J. Shickel, the home was conveyed to John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home in 1936.
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