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Lost Huntington

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Davis Opera House

Despite its name, Huntington's Davis Opera House by no means limited its entertainment offerings to opera. Over the years, it presented stage plays, concerts, vaudeville programs, touring minstrel shows, local theatrical productions and other shows.

 


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Myers Transfer

Editor's note: This is the 84th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks.


Jun. 15, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Mootz Bakery

HUNTINGTON - As a teenager, E.W. Mootz worked as an apprentice at the former Schneider Bakery on lower 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington. In 1905, in partnership with his father, Frederick Mootz, he opened his own bakery at 1933 3rd Ave. He later bought out his father, to become the bakery's sole owner.

 


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Huntington Memorial Hospital

A surgeon by training, Dr. Henry D. Hatfield (1875-1962) not only practiced medicine, he also practiced politics. In 1906, he was elected to the McDowell County Court (the local governing body, a precursor to today's county commission). Elected to the West Virginia Senate in 1909, he served as Senate president in 1911.

 


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Old Guyandotte Bridge

Editor's note: This is the 81st in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks.

 


May. 25, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Ely Ensign's House

HUNTINGTON - In Huntington's early years, many of the community's finest homes were built along 3rd Avenue from the Guyandotte bridge westward to 12th Street. Most are gone now. Some that still survive have been cut up into apartments.

 


May. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Sears, Roebuck & Co.

HUNTINGTON - Richard Warren Sears was a railroad station agent in North Redwood, Minnesota, when he received a shipment of fancy watches from a Chicago dealer. A local jeweler had ordered them but said he had changed his mind and didn't want them. Sears could have returned the watches. Instead, he purchased them, sold them at a hefty profit and then ordered more. Eventually, he started a business selling watches through a mail-order catalogue.


May. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Holderby School

Editor's note: This is the 78th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks.

HUNTINGTON - Built in 1891, Holderby School was the oldest still-standing school structure in Cabell County when it fell to the wrecker's ball in 1999.


May. 04, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Bailey's Cafeteria

Editor's note: This is the 77th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lost Huntington: Foster-Thornburg Hardware

Editor's note: This is the 76th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington landmarks