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The First United Methodist Church of Huntington traces its roots to Alonzo B. Palmer, in whose carpentry shop the congregation first met in 1872. The congregation next met in a 300-seat chapel near the southwest corner of 9th Street close to 4th Avenue. The chapel was dedicated Jan. 25, 1875. The location of the church was deemed a valuable site, and officials of the First National Bank offered $55,000 for the building, with the provision that the property be vacated by April 15, 1912. For two years, services were conducted in the Carnegie Library, which is now the Huntington Junior College at 9th Street and 5th Avenue. The building of the current church at 1124 5th Ave. was impeded by the default of the construction company and the damage of the partially complete foundation caused by the 1913 flood. On Easter Sunday, April 12, 1914, the congregation assembled in the current church building. The building is noted for its gray stone towers, the domed sanctuary and its art glass windows depicting the life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church has four names since 1872: First Methodist Episcopal Church, North; First Methodist Episcopal Church; First Methodist Church; and First United Methodist Church.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- July 2, 2012

Jul. 02, 2012 @ 04:55 PM

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

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

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

July 25, 2011

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June 27, 2011

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May 31, 2011

May 28, 2011 -- Field House Memories

May 23, 2011

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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

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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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