Remember Huntington in the 50's?
danny boy

United States

#163 Aug 16, 2008
Old Timer wrote:
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Oh yes, I remember now. The Tipton was down there near where the New China Restaurant used to be. Right? Boy, it's easy to forget details when you get to be an old geezer like me! I remember going to the Beverly once when I spent the week-end with a girlfriend who lived in that area.
Thanks Danny Boy!! I appreciate you!
take a look at the picture of Gold's furniture on your web site and you will see a small parking lot just up the street, that should be it.
danny boy

United States

#164 Aug 16, 2008
I think #13 the Abbot was on 14th St. West and the community players held plays there in later years.. The Hyman family owned most of the movies in town with the exception of the Place, they also owned the East and Ceredo drive in movies as well as WHTN-Ch.13, Charley Norris was the first manager of the East and opening night was a nightmare the asphalt wasn't dry and cars were getting stuck all over the place, Charley drove the little firetruck through the downtown streets and got a ticket for ringing the bell and blowing the siren
Old Timer

United States

#165 Aug 17, 2008
There was a drive-in movie in Chesapeake. I think it was called Tri-State Theatre (I could be wrong about the name). I worked in the consession stand when it first opened back in the early 60's. The manager's name was Sam. I've often wondered whatever happened to him.
What a fun time that was!! Loved the popcorn!

Danny,
Thanks for the info. Now I remember!!!
kysportswriter

Clarksville, TN

#166 Aug 18, 2008
I used to live by the Owens-Illinois plant and they recycled glass for 10 cents a pound. I remember taking my wagon through all the alleys gathering every bit of glass I could find, plus pop bottles. Always got a few dollars to spend at Arnie's Corner (I think that's what it was called) at 9th Ave and 1st Street.

I'd love to have a big Cam's Ham right now, or a Stea-Che-Burger from Wiggins.

My sister just told me Midway is back open, so I have to visit again soon for my hot dog fix.
Mindy C

Fairmont, WV

#167 Aug 18, 2008
Cam's Ham is open at 1st st. I guess it is still open, that sounds good right now along with hot dog from Midway or Frostop. My dad use to work at Houdaille, right beside Owens, that was when the town was bumming. I miss those days.

“My Mother's Daughter”

Since: Jul 08

USA

#168 Aug 19, 2008
Old Timer... that was the Tri-State Drive-In.. and I think officially "Theatre" was in the name as well. Went there myself... and loved it... sure do miss those old days!
Danny Boy

United States

#169 Aug 19, 2008
kysportswriter wrote:
I used to live by the Owens-Illinois plant and they recycled glass for 10 cents a pound. I remember taking my wagon through all the alleys gathering every bit of glass I could find, plus pop bottles. Always got a few dollars to spend at Arnie's Corner (I think that's what it was called) at 9th Ave and 1st Street.
I'd love to have a big Cam's Ham right now, or a Stea-Che-Burger from Wiggins.
My sister just told me Midway is back open, so I have to visit again soon for my hot dog fix.
like yourself I would go to Owens and pick up those big chunks of glass of all colors, I live at 824 8th St and would sell my pop bottles to the Tradewell market across the street from HHS my brother Richard would go to the bottle storage area behind the store and load up a cart of bottles, then take them in the front and sell them their own bottles. there was casket company in the alley down the street and Richard ask them for a job and they said "sorry business hasn't been to dead lately so we are not hiring'. He loved to fight so I would start one and he would finish it for me, except in the 7th grade at Cammack when I saw him coming down the hall I made a bad remark to a fellow student, but to my surprise brother turned the corner and I was left to fend for myself and didn't do to well, by the 8th grade Richard was at HHS so my fighting days were over. No wonder I never met any pretty girls like "Old Timer" at Cammack
Mr Ninteen Thirty Three

United States

#170 Aug 19, 2008
Kysportswriter there are no Wiggin's any more and for the new Midway I we tried the hot dog's out a week ago & I would suggest that you may be better served to stay home and put a hot dog on a bun with mustard and ketchup and I think that you may enjoy it more.The beef & pork BBQ's are still ok though. For get the steakshburgers for there are no Wiggin's no Owens or Houdaille.At the start of this web where it says photo's I put two news paper clippings that some one may find interesting.
danny boy

United States

#171 Aug 20, 2008
do you know someone famous from Huntington or Marshall, I will start with Billy Crystal who came to Marshall on a baseball scholarship
Fred 3

AOL

#172 Aug 20, 2008
Indeed I did leave out the Orpheum (SW side of 4th ave between 10th and 11th st) and the Beverly (intersection of Washington Blvd and Norway ave.)1. Fox(N side of 8th ave about Elm st) 2. Mecca (Guyandotte on Main st) 3. Margaret and Uptowner same place (NW corner of 8th ave and 20th st)- Margaret old name and Uptowner new name. 5. Park (N 3rd ave between 20th and 21st st) 6. Rualto (S 3rd ave between 10th and 11th st) 7. Roxy (SE 4th ave between 10th and 11th st) 8. State (NE side of 4th ave between 10th and 11th st) 9. Palace (NW side 4th ave between 10th and 11th st). Keit-Albee ( S side of 4th ave between 9th and 10th st) 11. Tipton ( N side of 4th ave between 8th and 9th st) 12. Westmor (S side if Adams ave between 12 and 13th st W). 13. Abbot (14th st W between Adams and Washington aves) 14. Wacco (N Peidmont ave and Camden rd). I have heard that there was a movie called the Lyric but I don't know where it was located. My challenge is not to play "gotyou" but to help us remember how things use to be. Do you remember when the Governor Cabell hotel was home to the Job Core? Can you remember where these Huntington hotels were located? 1. Fredereck 2. Governor-Cabell 3. Prichard 4. Huntington Hotel 5. Fifthe Ave Hotel 6. Adelphia 7. Jones 8. Biltmore 9. Puritan 10. Metropole ?
Fred 3

AOL

#173 Aug 20, 2008
Let me add to comment 172 and add number 11. to the list and that would be the Milner hotel - how could I leave that one out?
danny boy

United States

#174 Aug 21, 2008
The Milner, Prichard, Govern-Cabell and Frederick were all on my paper route
danny boy

United States

#175 Aug 21, 2008
The ONLY theatre's on 4th avenue in the 50's were the Tipton[burned] the Keith Albee, Orpheum, Palace and State ,again on my paper route .
danny boy

United States

#176 Aug 21, 2008
The Cabell Hotel was turned into the Job Corps in 1966, there were some fine looking young ladies there.
Fred 3

AOL

#177 Aug 21, 2008
Remember Bradshaw-Deihl Dept store on the NE corner of 4th ave and 10th st and Starr sporting goods store was next to it? They were destroyed by fire about winter of l945 and Bradshaw-Deihl moved to the corner of SE 3rd av and 10th st and Starr's moved across the st on 4th ave next to the Roxy movie house between 11th st and 10th st where as a boy I saw lots of movies (it was one of the few movies with a balconey). There was also a movie house on 4th ave between 11th st and 12th st that showed XXX movies but I don't remember its name.
Buzzard

Minneapolis, MN

#178 Aug 21, 2008
Danny Boy - - We can't name famous people without naming Dagmar. She appeared with Bert Lahr in 1946 ... you remember Bert of the Wizard of Oz fame ... the 50's was her decade appearing with Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Eddie Cantor, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and many, many others. In the 60's she was on the Hollywood Squares and the Mike Douglas show. Remember the cars of the 50's with those big bump chrome bumpers ... those bullet point bulges on the front were known as the Dagmar bumper. She passed away in Ceredo in 2001.
Danny Boy

United States

#179 Aug 22, 2008
born Virginia Ruth Egnor she was a class act...... my 57 Chevy and 56 Buick has nice bumpers.. you could find pictures of her in Egnor's Barber Shop on 10th Street, it was pleasure to get a hair cut there
danny boy

United States

#180 Aug 27, 2008
Soupy Sales, born Milton Supman a graduate of HHS, his father in law Leo Fox would pay me to walk his poodle Sapphire on Brereton Court
Mr Ninteen Thirty Three

Ithaca, NY

#181 Aug 27, 2008
Topic-Shoe Shines Some may remember this and if not it still may be of intrest to others. Huntington in the thirty's,fourty's & fifty's was as nice and luxurious a city as you could find any where in the country. The better hotel's were so elaborate with beautiful wood work,beautiful dinning halls & the whole hotel with decor so elegant with chandelairs,column's,domes & in the mens restrooms were tile floors and marble fixtures and a attendant in sute and tie there to assist you with towels and a shoe shine ofcourse for a tip & also most barber shop's had attendant's for getting a shoe shine & they all had shoe stands some with four or five and they had two steps the first one a little taller than the second step where the arm chairs were & even on the city street's there were shoe shine boy's with home made shoe shine boxes with wax,polish,brushes & rags and it was almost like a show to watch them double brush your shoes and make the rag's pop and all I can say is that thoes days are gone.Wish all well 1933
Old Timer

United States

#182 Sep 2, 2008
Thanks to everybody that has contributed to this forum. The memories shared here have been special, heartwarming and enlightening. I have enjoyed reading all the entries. Your writings have taken me back to an earlier time in my life that I will cherish always. God bless all of you for responding to my question, "Remember Huntington in the 50's?"

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