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Herald-Dispatch photo archive -

Huntington Dry Goods, at 3rd Avenue and 9th Street, began in 1923, when businessmen Meyer Mittenthal and M.J. Federman took a long-term lease on the Foster Building on the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street. The circa-1894 brick structure replaced an earlier wooden building that had been constructed on one of the first plots of prime real estate offered by Collis P. Huntington's Central Land Co. in 1871, the same year the city was chartered. Bradley Waters Foster had purchased the ground May 1 of that year to open a retail hardware business. "Mr. Federman was connected with a buying organization in New York City and gave the company the benefit of this connection with the result that it was able to buy merchandise about as cheap as the average jobber," local historian George S. Wallace wrote in his "Cabell County Annals and Families." "The benefit of this purchasing power was transferred to the customer, and the new company enjoyed a good business from the start." Huntington Dry Goods opened with three floors selling ready-to-wear clothing and domestics, adding a fourth floor and a furniture line later. The store was closed in May 1982. The building sat vacant until the mid-1990s, when a restaurant named BrewBakers moved in and later River and Rail. It is now occupied by the Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Feb. 20, 2012

Feb. 20, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets of Huntington.

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

Feb. 7, 2012

Jan. 30, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012

Jan. 16, 2012

Jan. 9, 2012

Jan. 2, 2012

Dec. 26, 2011

Dec. 19, 2011

Dec. 12, 2011

Nov. 28, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 17, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011

Sept. 26, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 12, 2011

Sept. 5, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 15, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

July 28, 2011 -- Bob Hope's 1965 visit

July 25, 2011

July 18, 2011

July 5, 2011

June 27, 2011

June 20, 2011

June 13, 2011

May 31, 2011

May 28, 2011 -- Field House Memories

May 23, 2011

May 16, 2011

May 9, 2011 -- Huntington State Hospital fire on Nov. 26, 1952

May 2, 2011

April 25, 2011

April 18, 2011

April 11, 2011

April 4, 2011

March 28, 2011

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

March 21, 2011

March 20, 2011

March 16, 2011

March 15, 2011

March 9, 2011

March 8, 2011

March 7, 2011

Feb. 28, 2011

Feb. 23, 2011

Feb. 21, 2011

Feb. 14, 2011

Feb. 7, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011

Jan. 24, 2011

Jan. 17, 2011

Jan. 10, 2011

Jan. 6, 2011

Jan. 3, 2011

Dec. 27, 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

Dec. 14, 2010

While we no longer have very many photos from those early years, we do have a stash of negatives from the 1950s and early 1960s. Our dated, organized negative archives begin in April 1966.

Since December 2010, we have been scanning boxes of old negatives and posting them here at www.herald-dispatch.com/historicalphotos. We add what caption information we know, and readers have been helping to fill in the gaps.

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

Reprints of these photos are available. Find the photo you would like to purchase, then click "Purchase this photo" underneath it. Prices are $6 for a 4x6, $11 for a 5x7 and $15 for an 8x10. There are also bigger photo sizes and framing options, if you would be interested.

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