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Aerial shot of the Barboursville Clay/Brick Manufacturing Company. For three-quarters of a century, clay was quarried and bricks were produced here on Peyton Street. Built in 1904, the company produced 75 types and colors of brick and tile. In 1921, it supplied tile for a major remodeling project at the White House. But the industry's roots go back much further. Brick kilns lined the Guyandotte River and the mouth of the Mud River before the Civil War. Many homes that still stand in the town were made of local brick. At the height of its operation in the 1970s, the plant sold 20 million bricks a year throughout the world and employed more than 50 people, says Jim Wiseman, whose family operated it from the 1920s until it closed in 1979. The property has been redeveloped through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields cleanup program. Thanks to Pete Stark for the identification. Date is unknown, although the photo is likely from the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- April 4, 2011

Apr. 05, 2011 @ 11:09 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.


March 28, 2011

1984 Marshall vs. ETSU, welcome home rally

March 21, 2011

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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.