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.

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Washington Park pool.

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Lakeside Amusement Park was built in 1920 on Mason's Creek. The "lake" seen here was the area's first public swimming pool, complete with sand beach. Also visible is the "Thriller" rollercoaster and the bumper car pavilion.

William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Lakeside was opened in 1920 by Robert Lynn, Sr., and featured a public swimming pool, roller coaster and one additional ride. The original 50-acre tract on which Lakeside was built was an orchard owned by John Bower.

Finnell’s Pool on Route 221, near foot of Bent Mountain.

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Guests in the swimming pool at Craig Healing Springs.

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View of the pool inside the old YMCA building, formerly located at 425 Church Avenue, now the Locker Room Lofts.
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