The 1950s were a boom time for construction in Lynchburg, when the Hill City saw the building of a new E.C. Glass High School and the Preston Glenn airport, the founding of Thomas Road Baptist Church, and other projects. This decade also saw the deadly storm of August 1958 that claimed two lives. In this gallery from The News & Advance's archives, you'll find scenes from those events as well many photos looking back at daily life in the '50s.
From the archives: The 1950s in the Lynchburg area