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The first tenant of this five-story building on the southeast corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street, built in 1903, was a store operated by John W. Valentine. Later it housed the Day & Knight Bank and was known as the Day & Night Building. The Huntington National Bank acquired and closed the bank in 1919, but the structure continued to be called the Day & Night Building. Over the years, its first-floor space housed a variety of businesses. This photo, apparently taken in the late 1940s, shows the building when it was occupied by Cole Optical. Shortly after this photo was taken, the Style Shop replaced the optical company. The up-scale dress shop had been located in a building directly across 4th Avenue, but that building burned, forcing the store to move. By the 1950s, the structure was called the Ritter Building. The Style Shop closed in the late 1970s and was replaced by a Burger King restaurant which operated for about 10 years. The building’s most recent tenant was an nTelos cell phone store. It’s now vacant. The upper floors once housed many business offices but have been unoccupied for a number of years. Thanks to Jim Casto for the information.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- May 2, 2011

May. 02, 2011 @ 11:49 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.


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

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.

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.