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Title Cocke-Spur view 4 from scrapbook
Dates of Creation 05/04/1914
Scope & Content Photograph of five City of Roanoke policemen in an open-air Maxwell in front of "Cocke-Spur", the rambling Queen Anne style Orchard Hill residence of Mr. Lucian Hayward Cocke and Sarah Johnson Hagan Cocke, his wife, just prior to the May 4, 1914 reception for Vice President, and Mrs.Thomas R. Marshall. Many police officers were present that day, some to direct guests to the northern driveway entrance to the residence and others to attend the civic reception for the public departments of the city including the fire department and the police force. "Police patrolled the neighborhood in an open-air Maxwell in an effort to keep the children from running through the yard and disrupting what was supposed to be a formal occasion. "A Woman of Distinction" by J. Hayden Hollingsworth at page 299. See also "Social News" in the May 5, 1914 issue of the Roanoke Times. This photograph appears on page 6 of a scrapbook titled "Cocke-Spur" formerly owned by Sarah Johnson Hagan Cocke.
Year Range from 1914.0
Year Range to 1914.0
Subjects Automobiles
Street scenes
Vice presidents
Wheels, spoked
Search Terms Cocke-Spur
Orchard Hill
Roanoke City, Virginia
Roanoke Times
People Cocke, Lucian
Cocke, Lucian H.
Cocke, Lucian Howard
Cocke, Sarah Johnson Hagan
Hollingsworth, J. Hayden
Marshall, Mrs. Thomas R.
Marshall, Thomas R.
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 022\20090207.JPG
Number of images 1.0
Object Name Scrapbook
Catalog Number 2009.02.07
Extent of Description 9" x 11" albumen photo affixed to scrapbook page