David Flickwir's Tunkhannock Viaduct - 1914 Construction Photo

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Sat Feb 25 08:33:33 EST 2017

Abram, Gordon:
I enjoyed reading this and about Mr. Flickwir's engineering.
Charlie Long

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:54 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> Gordon,
> When I wrote that Mr. Flickwir lived "on Orchard Hill," I wasn't referring
> to the street... Indeed I had forgotten there was a street by that name !
> Back before Community Hospital was built (1963-1964,) that whole rise
> behind the hospital, and lying south of Elm Ave and  east of Jefferson
> Street, was called "Orchard Hill."  I guess it is a name which has gone the
> way of the DoDo Bird.
> I believe Mr. Flickwir's digs were at the southewast corner of South
> Jefferson St and Mountain Ave, SE.  The house still stands, and I think it
> is owned by the successor to Roanoke Memorial Hospital (which hospital he
> heavily endowed.)
> I believe Raymond Barnes' History of Roanoke contains some mention of the
> orchard which covered the hill at one time.  The orchard may have belonged
> to the Terry Farm.  (The remnant of the Terry Farm is now the block holding
> the Roanoke Public Library.)
> -- abram burnett
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