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The Storyteller

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#1002
Dec 14, 2010
 
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I think the Bakery was on the corner of 5th Ave and 20th Street. I can smell the bread baking now...
There was also a Bakery in the west end, down around 13th St, & Washington Av? It may have been "Moose Bakery"
WV Old Timer

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#1003
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Storyteller wrote:
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There was also a Bakery in the west end, down around 13th St, & Washington Av? It may have been "Moose Bakery"
I think you are referring to Mootz-Sunbeam Bakery that was the one on 20th Street. See post #599 below:

"Mootz Sunbeam bakery was on the corner of 20th st and 5th ave now a MU book store Heiners is still down on Adams ave and 12th st west I remember it as always being there...remember the old pkgs they were wrapped in? at Christmas time they used to seal the ends of the pkgs with Santa Clause and other Christmas type stickers,,before the plastic wrap pkgs they now use."

**I bought some Heiner's bread when I was in Huntington, since they do not have it in the stores where I now live. Mmmmmmmm...wonderful!

ALKOLWV

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#1004
Dec 15, 2010
 
Sat on Santa's lap in his beautiful sleigh @ Mootz Bakery many times! It was so AWESOME, I just KNEW he HAD to be the REAL Santa! Have a photo somewhere. Such a wonderful childhood memory!

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#1005
Dec 15, 2010
 
Can someone educate me about the old "Athletic Club" and the "Elephant Walk"

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#1006
Dec 23, 2010
 
Does anyone have any information about access to a tunnel system at the riverfront? I recently heard about this and am curious to see if it ever existed. It would make sense to have something like that to offload cargo from the river.
Paula - CK class of 1974

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#1007
Dec 24, 2010
 
I came to Huntington in 1967 at age 11. My first memories of downtown was Nick's News, the Peanut Shop, the White Pantry, the Keith Albee, and an old Orietal restaurant between the Keith and the Peanut shop, if memory serves me correctly. I ended up working at Nick's for 5 years and was fortunate enough to be there during the last few years it was in it's original location between 4th and 5th Ave. and 9th St. I helped Mr. Tweel move into the new location around the corner near the courthouse. It was not the same. He finally died and his wife eventually sold the store and she just died this past year. And while on the subject of Huntington then, does anyone out there agree with me that Moletti's had the best pizza ever? The town just doesn't seem to be the same now. But the memories are great! Love reading everyone's comments and memories. It is a great place to live.
Paula - CK class of 1974

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#1008
Dec 25, 2010
 
WV Old Timer wrote:
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I know there's someone out there that can make a list of factories for this poster. My tiny contribution won't be much help...don't have dates.
(1) Owens Illinois Glass
(2) Kerr Glass
(3) Pilgram Glass (Decorative)
(4) Blenko Glass (Decorative)
(5) Maidenform (Ladies Undergarments)
(6) Nickel Plant (?)
(7) Name the blue dye factory beside the old Stewart's?
(8) Name of the Steel Plant on riverbank by Marshall?
Well, I have run out!! Come on folks and fill in the blanks here!
Sorry "MMS10", wish I had more info. for you!
#7 was Chemtron from at least 1967 to 1979. My stepdad worked there during those years.Not sure what it was before or after.
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#1009
Dec 25, 2010
 
Paula - CK class of 1974 wrote:
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#7 was Chemtron from at least 1967 to 1979. My stepdad worked there during those years.Not sure what it was before or after.
Thank you Paula, I'm glad you have joined us! I enjoyed reading your' previous post also.

There's no place like home is there? Even if it is only in memory that we can still enjoy places and people from the past. Huntington will always be that special place where I vividly remember my years at HOME.

May you have a very Happy New Year!
highlander 61

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#1010
Dec 26, 2010
 
the dye place beside stewarts was standard ultramarine and the steel mill was hk porter.
Perturbed

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#1011
Dec 26, 2010
 
#6 Nickel Plant was called INCO (International Nickel Co.)Now it's Special Metals. Used to work there. A couple more were ACF (American Car & Foundry) and Houdaille.
John

Boston, MA

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#1012
Dec 28, 2010
 
my mother used to work at Hoovers grill just down from the Keith Albe Tom and Effie were the nicest people in Huntington Their son was Jim Deal who was big in the VFW post 1064 The grill was next to the barber shop on 3rd Ave I was in Huntington in November and am saddened how it has been Run down but I see hope for recovery and hope some day to move back there from Boston MA. Keep this topic going
William A Niermann Jr

Capitol Heights, MD

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#1013
Dec 30, 2010
 
I am the grandson of William Jennings Niermann, who owned Niermann Drug Store on Norway Avenue. My dad, William A. Niermann, grew up in their house on Norway Avenue, worked in the drug store and went on to become a successful pediatrician in Baltimore, MD. Both are deceased now, but they would have loved your recollection of your early days in Huntington. As a child, I used to love visiting my grandparents, going to Stewart's, Wiggens BBQ, Jim's Restaurant, Camden Park and watching the old C&O trains roll into the station. Thanks!
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<quoted text>Danny, I lived up the street from Gallaherville on Linden Circle. Our house was just across the street from the Beverly Hills Methodist Church next door to June Patton.(HEHS 61).
Gallaherville was a microcosm, bristling with life. It contained everything you needed, from a grocery store to a post office and church all in walking distance. The local Post Office had walking letter carriers that delivered the mail joined by a large boxer dog that would just go along for the walk. The neighborhood dog would stop on the sidewalk and wait for the letter carrier to put the mail in the letterbox on each porch and then walk with him to the next house. When it was time for the letter carrier to begin his route the dog would be waiting for him outside the post office. The mail carriers never had to fear any other dog because the boxer was huge, but very friendly.
Across the street from the elementary school was a candy store that sold comics and had two pinball machines that were always busy with several kids just watching those that were playing the machines. The block also had a dentist and doctor's office that I frequented more than I wanted. Down the street was Nierman Drug Store located on the corner of Sycamore Street and Norway Avenue. They had a real Soda Fountain that resembled the one in the move "It's A Wonderful Life."
I worked there one summer delivering prescriptions on my bicycle. I disliked peddling up to the top of some of the hills and especially up Gallaher Street, but having some of the young girls come in and ask me to help them easily offset the grueling peddling. Across from the grocery store was a drive-in that served ice cream and the best fish sandwiches. The summers back then were wonderful lazy days and were full of promise we grew into young men and then we discovered girls. I remember the community theater where each Friday several of us from Beverly Hills Junior High, both sexes, would go and watch the movies. That is when we were looking at the screen. I still remember it all vividly.
Huntington Orthopedic Hos

Guyton, GA

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#1014
Dec 30, 2010
 
Does anyone remember the newspaper man that is pictured in one of the old Newspaper photos. He had a daughter named Martha and the younger one was named Effie Mae. I think their last name was Carter. I lived with them at one time with my little boy named "Joey". This was back in 1959 to about 1961. I would love to hear from them.

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Smyrna, TN

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#1015
Jan 3, 2011
 
Does anyone have any information about the old Western Union Telegraph office in Huntington?

What about rumored history of the Keith Albee?
WV Old Timer

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#1016
Jan 3, 2011
 
evo7011 wrote:
Does anyone have any information about the old Western Union Telegraph office in Huntington?
What about rumored history of the Keith Albee?
Wish I could help but have no info. Sorry. Exactly what kind of info. are you needing for Western Union?**Maybe someone could answer a more specific info. request.
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#1017
Jan 4, 2011
 
I love this topic! I was born and raised in Huntington,I love this town! I grew up around B street, I remember the old shoe factory,and the railroad track's. I remember 24th alley there was a big empty field close by that us kid's used for a short cut to each other's house.And I sure remember the flood wall.I remember Highlawn pharmacy when they had the soda fountain there.I went to Highlawn Elementary. I am just rattling off here but I LOVE HUNTINGTON! I so enjoy reading all these post's!

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#1018
Jan 4, 2011
 
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Wish I could help but have no info. Sorry. Exactly what kind of info. are you needing for Western Union?**Maybe someone could answer a more specific info. request.
To be more specific, I would like to know the exact location on eith 8th or 9th street and if they had a rear entrance on court street (4 1/2 alley), what do you know about court street?

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#1019
Jan 4, 2011
 
Lets talk about Morrison's Cafeteria, where was it exactly located and who owned it, what years was it in business? I just recently heard that there was extensive tunnel network beneath it and they ran under 9th street plaza.
highlander 61

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#1020
Jan 4, 2011
 
I think the western union office was located between 4th and 5th ave on 9th street in the vicinity of nicks news and the white pantry. I remember them delivering on bicycles and wearing their black hats. WV Old Timer, you must be proud, having reached 1000 messages on your effort allowing the rest of to relive some of the good old days. thanks for your caring
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#1021
Jan 4, 2011
 
highlander 61 wrote:
I think the western union office was located between 4th and 5th ave on 9th street in the vicinity of nicks news and the white pantry. I remember them delivering on bicycles and wearing their black hats. WV Old Timer, you must be proud, having reached 1000 messages on your effort allowing the rest of to relive some of the good old days. thanks for your caring
Hello Highlander 61,

Thank you so much for your' kindness. I appreciate hearing from you.

Yes, I'm very proud that there has been an ongoing interest on TOPIX about "Remembering Huntington..." Goes to show that our hometown is important to us no matter where we roam or where we settle down in later life.

Isn't it GREAT to have so many people who remember the good ole days in and around Huntington? I have really enjoyed reading everyone's memories and getting to share those special times in our lives by posting on this forum.

I sincerely thank everyone that has participated thus far. Thank you for taking the time to contribute your' thoughts and feelings in such a warm and friendly manner. I do hope this "thread" will continue to grow and bless others for a long, long time!

Blessings to all,

WV Old Timer

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