McCreery's Cigar Store

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Old Codger

Mineral Wells, TX

#1 Oct 8, 2008
Boy, does this bring back memories!! By the time I came along this was known as Wilsons Corner and had become a soda fountain. They still had cigars and they were located at the area you see looking all the way to the rear of the picture. The soda fountain was just where the guys are standing; chocolate milk a nickel, grilled cheese sandwich a dime, cokes in a glass for a nickel. Booths lined the wall to the left, tables in the middle. Little old ladies, with their hair somehow turned a sort of weird blue color, sat at the tables every afternoon. From where the picture was taken, there was an entrance in to the McCreery Hotel lobby, which was a busy place. For the benefit of the "younguns" amomg you, this was at the corner of Ballengee St. and 2nd Ave., where that ugly piece of lumber is holding up the awning where the computer school is now. To the person that posted this picture, I thank you very much for the memories.
Lisa

Greenville, NC

#2 Oct 8, 2008
I'm so glad you pinpointed exactly where this was! I knew it had to be in the hotel lobby, but wasn't sure exactly where...thanks!
JWM

Bee, VA

#3 Oct 8, 2008
Old Codger wrote:
Boy, does this bring back memories!! By the time I came along this was known as Wilsons Corner and had become a soda fountain. They still had cigars and they were located at the area you see looking all the way to the rear of the picture. The soda fountain was just where the guys are standing; chocolate milk a nickel, grilled cheese sandwich a dime, cokes in a glass for a nickel. Booths lined the wall to the left, tables in the middle. Little old ladies, with their hair somehow turned a sort of weird blue color, sat at the tables every afternoon. From where the picture was taken, there was an entrance in to the McCreery Hotel lobby, which was a busy place. For the benefit of the "younguns" amomg you, this was at the corner of Ballengee St. and 2nd Ave., where that ugly piece of lumber is holding up the awning where the computer school is now. To the person that posted this picture, I thank you very much for the memories.
I too remember going into Wilson's with Dad and having an ice cream while he had coffee with some of his railroad buddies. Seems so long ago now.
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sushiwe3

Yorktown, VA

#5 Jun 3, 2013
this is interesting, today while cleaning out some things from my stepfather my mother came across a packard bell shaped oil change reminder and it was from wilsons cigar shop in hinton west virginia we haave not been able to find out anything else about it.
Sassafras

League City, TX

#6 Jun 3, 2013
My dad says he used to go to the cigar store at the hotel to acquire items for his dad's store on Elk Knob.
Old Codger

Beckley, WV

#7 Jun 3, 2013
sushiwe3 wrote:
this is interesting, today while cleaning out some things from my stepfather my mother came across a packard bell shaped oil change reminder and it was from wilsons cigar shop in hinton west virginia we haave not been able to find out anything else about it.
Good afternoon. Hope all is well in Yorktown these days. I worked at the Amoco Refinery for about 9 years, used to enjoy fishing off that pier behind the old Post Office.

The old hotel building is still there and has been under restoration for a couple of years. Some day it's supposed to become some sort of assisted living complex, I think.
Lea

Princeton, WV

#8 Jun 6, 2013
I remember Wilsons in the late 40's and 50's...wish I'd looked around more and appreciated the things I would never see again. I wonder how much marble was in that building?

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