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Herald-Dispatch photo archives -

The Roxy Theater, 1037 4th Ave. in Huntington, opened Aug. 31, 1933. It burned Aug. 25, 1952, according to James F. Mitchell. The location is now a parking lot. The two movies that were playing at the time were "The Pride of St. Louis" and "The First Time," both starring Dan Dailey. The theater's owner was C. Bertram Hukle, originally from from Lexington, Ky. At one time, Hukle owned a chain of motion picture theaters that was headquartered in Huntington, according to Ken Reffeitt. "About 1949, he led a group of theater owners in a suit against the City of Huntington, styled Hukle v. City of Huntington, for imposing an entertainment tax," Reffeitt said. "The same was appealed to the West Virginia Supreme Court in 1950 which upheld the lower court's ruling against the city." Thanks to Mitchell and Reffeitt for the information. The shops, from left, are J.L. Cook Hardware, Summers & Son music store, Starr Sporting Goods, the Roxy Theater, the Piecegoods Shop, Romine & Rardin Appliances, Goodyear and the Orpheum Theater. The large building in the background on the right is the St. James Building.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Aug. 22, 2011

Jul. 03, 2012 @ 10:04 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.

PAST HISTORICAL GALLERIES

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 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

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.

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