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Herald-Dispatch photo archive -

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. Date is unknown.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- May 23, 2011

May. 23, 2011 @ 02:08 PM

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.


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

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.