The pictures in the site banner are historic places mostly along the original Cantrell Avenue. They are approximately in order both in age of the buildings and as one walks west from the start of the original street.
  1. The first is the portico of Rockingham Memorial Hospital. This architectural feature is said to have significance to 'Old Harrisonburg.' While places like the bus station are said not to have been segregated, the hospital, as a place of authority with greater stake in official institutions, was segregated. See more at: hospital.
  2. The second is the Emanuel Episcopal Church. It sits on the site of the rectory which had been one of the first buildings on the street. To the right may have been the old Methodist Church which may have been the location of the first known use of the name 'Cantrell.' The location of the first use did not appear to be the Episcopal rectory. See more at: rectory.
  3. The white picket fence across from the Episcopal church encloses the front of James Madison University Resident Parking Lot 12. That parking lot covers the homes not belonging to Dr. Harris in the plat map attached to the deed data tracing the evolution of the Cantrell name. Except for the Chew Apartments across the street, which may have been the old Methodist church, 'historic' Cantrell Avenue is under turf and pavement or has been built over.
  4. The third picture is the Haas house, the home of the family that owned the land before it was sold to be subdivided in a flurry of transactions spanning less than a decade. Talfourd N. Haas was a judge, a significant figure in local politics and even a candidate for delegate to Virginia's 1902 constitutional convention to disfranchise African Americans. See more at History of Cantrell.
  5. The final picture is the former Harrisonburg Highschool.