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4th Avenue between 8th and 9th streets. At left is Reeds Millinery, which sold hats and accessories. This Star’s location was the flagship store for the locally owned furniture retailer, which operated a number of locations. The Star’s building is now occupied by the Hibachi restaurant. Next is the O.J. Morrison Department Store. The late Okey J. Morrison was a Jackson County native who turned his original country store into a multi-million-dollar chain of 15 stores in West Virginia towns. The O.J. Morrison stores were department stores long before the advent of Walmart and Target. The Morrison’s store in Huntington opened in 1914 and closed in the mid-1960s. The chain’s last store, on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston, survived until 1986. Next is the Lewis Arcade owned by Walter Lewis. Thanks to Jim Casto and Ken Reffeitt for the information.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Feb. 23, 2011

Feb. 24, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

We have a treasure trove of old negatives and photos at The Herald-Dispatch. Some of the images, we know. Others, we have no idea.


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We are scanning the negatives and photos and running some of the photos in the newspaper.

These photos were from a box of 4x5 negatives. They are most likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Browse through the gallery. If you can add caption information to any of the photos (or correct a caption we already have), e-mail online editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com or call 304-526-2764. Be sure to include the title of the gallery, details of the photo, your name and phone number.