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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MP 33.0 Barn Dinner Theatre.jpg
An interior view of the Barn Dinner Theatre. The theatre was created by Roanoker Howard Wolfe as a franchise in 1961. The chain grew to 27 theatres throughout the country. They were characterized by barn inspired architecture and included…

MP 31.0 American Theatre.jpg
The American Theatre once stood on the corner of Jefferson Street and Kirk Avenue. Built in 1928, the theatre remained in operation until 1971; it was razed in 1973. This interior view is of the stage from the balcony.

CPC 11 Raleigh Tavern.jpg
Raleigh Tavern, Roanoke's first hotel, was located on Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue NE. Built in the early 1800s and long known as Pate's Tavern, it was a popular stopping-place on the north-south stages or on the road from Lynchburg west to Seven Mile…

Davis 55.62f Norfolk & Western Play.jpg
Employee-actors of Norfolk and Western

Davis 55.62e Norfolk & Western Play.jpg
Stage play performed by Norfolk and Western employees.

Davis 55.62d Norfolk & Western Play.jpg
Employee-actors of Norfolk and Western

Davis 55.62c Norfolk & Western Play.jpg
Stage play performed by Norfolk and Western employees.

Davis 42.52 American Theatre.jpg
The grand interior of the American Theatre. The theatre opened on 26 March 1928. Once located at 115 S. Jefferson Street, the theatre closed in 1970 and was razed in January of 1973 to make way for the First National Exchange Bank.
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