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MP 4.423 1st Street.jpg
Looking south on 1st Street from the 1st Street Bridge. The bridge connected Henry Street to Downtown Roanoke. The bridge was renamed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2003.

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Looking east on busy Campbell Avenue from 1st Street. People's Drugstore, Standard Drug, Kress & Co. and Lerner Shops were several of the businesses along this block.

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Looking east on Campbell Avenue from 1st Street during paving. People's Drugstore, Standard Drug, Krees & Co. and Lerner Shops were several of the businesses along this block.

VBAWomensAux.pdf
This is a guide to the Valley Baptist Association Women's Auxiliary Collection. The Valley Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary Collection consists of materials related to the organization’s history, mission work and programs. Included are…

ValleyBeautfulCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Valley Beautiful Foundation Records Collection. The Valley Beautiful Foundation was organized in 1981 in order to promote the beautification of the Roanoke Valley. It set about its goal by planting trees in the city,…

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Once known as the Barrens, the home of Dr. Francis Sorrel and Letitia Gamble Watts, the property was sold to Peter Huff in 1900. The property, situated within the city limits, was eyed by developers as a prime location for commercial interests. The…

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Once known as the Barrens, the home of Dr. Francis Sorrel and Letitia Gamble Watts, the property was sold to Peter Huff in 1900. The property, situated within the city limits, was eyed by developers as a prime location for commercial interests. The…

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Mountain Top Orchards sells produce on the City Market,

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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An unidentified vendor prepares produce to sell on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Vendors on the City Market,.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Customers shop at vendor stalls on the City Market.

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Vendors on the City Market.

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Vendors on the City Market

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Crumpacker Orchards on the City Market.

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Vendors on the City Market.

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E.K. Mattern, Mayor Noel C. Taylor and City Manager Bern Ewert at groundbreaking of Center in the Square.

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E.K. Mattern, Mayor Noel C. Taylor and City Manager Bern Ewert at groundbreaking of Center in the Square.

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The groundbreaking of Center in the Square. From left to right: Frank Clement, Mayor Noel C. Taylor, George Cartledge, E.K. Mattern and City Manager Bern Ewert.

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Roanoke Transportation Museum float in the Roanoke Centennial Parade.

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Marines reenact the raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima in the Roanoke Centennial Parade.

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Replica 1892 Heironimus float in the Roanoke Centennial Parade.

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Crowds line Jefferson Street for the Roanoke Centennial Parade.

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Replica of the "Best Friend of Charleston" at the opening of the Virginia Museum of Transportation (then Roanoke Transportation Museum) in Wasena Park.

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Replica of the "Best Friend of Charleston" at the opening of the Virginia Museum of Transportation (the Roanoke Transportation Museum) in Wasena Park.

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Children ride in model train once part of the Virginia Museum of Transportation (then Roanoke Transportation Museum) when it was located in Wasena Park.

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VPI-VMI Thanksgiving Day game held at Victory Stadium. Once known as the "Military Classic of the South", the match-up was held annually in Roanoke from 1913-1971.

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Construction of the Main Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries.

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Construction of the Main Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries.

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Construction of the Main Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries.

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Home formerly located at 5th Street and Church Avenue.

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Looking east on Church Avenue at 2nd Street. The old YMCA building is seen on the left and Greene Memorial United Methodist on the right.

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Stone Printing Company, formerly located at 116 N. Jefferson Street.

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The 707 Building, located at 707 S. Jefferson Street.

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The Norfolk & Western yards.

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A Roanoke landmark, Texas Tavern is located at 114 Church Avenue SW.

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The Manor House at Lakeview Motor Lodge, formerly located at 6910 Williamson Road.

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Lakeview Motor Lodge, formerly located at 6910 Williamson Road.

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Home located at 1225 3rd Street SW.
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