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Jeff

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Jun 7, 2010
 
I have heard rumors, does anyone have any information regarding the tunnel legends in Huntington? I am trying to research as much as I can for a book that I am writing. Thanks in advance for your help.
Highlawn Ghost

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Jun 7, 2010
 
I have searched endlessly on the Internet to no avail. I am intrguied.

I have a friend who worked at the old Chilli Willi's and has told me there is an enterance to the rubble system in it's basement.

I've heard rumors that there are access points in the basement of the Huntington Arcade, as well as the men's bathroom in the Keith Albee. I do know there was serving boarded up in the bathrooom when I was a kid/teenager in the 80's and 90's but was never brave enough to try an access it.

I too would love to know about the tunnels. If you discover any information please share with us, or at least remember this thread and tell us how to get a copy of your book when you finish.

Thanks.
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Jun 7, 2010
 
There is a Huntington paranormal group that gave a lecture about the tunnels. They have a historian that looked them up. There is one under the Frederick building they say. You can find out about the group at the library and how to contact them.
Shawn Reynolds

Huntington, WV

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Jun 8, 2010
 
Most have fell in by now
Jeff

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Jun 8, 2010
 
Shawn Reynolds wrote:
Most have fell in by now
Do you know of any of their locations?
anonHuntington

Kenova, WV

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Jun 12, 2010
 
There is a tunnel under Keith Albee that passes under 3rd Avenue. There was an episode of Up Late, a Marshall University talk show, a year or two ago and they went into the tunnel under Keith Albee. An episode may be on their YouTube channel marshalluplate.
I've also heard that there was a tunnel under 5th Avenue where the Flint Group Pigments is located.

This topic really interests me. I'd like to know any secret tunnels of Huntington.
Danny

Gainesville, FL

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Jun 12, 2010
 

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I don't know about tunnels but the storm sewers under the city are about 5ft tall, we would walk for miles under the city in the sewers back in the 50's
aaaccch

Huntington, WV

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Jun 12, 2010
 

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anonHuntington wrote:
There is a tunnel under Keith Albee that passes under 3rd Avenue. There was an episode of Up Late, a Marshall University talk show, a year or two ago and they went into the tunnel under Keith Albee. An episode may be on their YouTube channel marshalluplate.
I've also heard that there was a tunnel under 5th Avenue where the Flint Group Pigments is located.
This topic really interests me. I'd like to know any secret tunnels of Huntington.
Too bad the tunnel didn't cave in on the Up Late crew to spare us from the crap that followed.
Jeff

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Jun 18, 2010
 
Any more updates on this topic?
former hunt city worker

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Jun 20, 2010
 
There is one under the courthouse
Jeff

Huntington, WV

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Jul 2, 2010
 
former hunt city worker wrote:
There is one under the courthouse
would you care to elaborate on this?
Dan

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Jul 3, 2010
 
Jeff wrote:
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would you care to elaborate on this?
All questions and no answers. I read someone above asked you if
you would share any information that you found or at least tell him/her how to get a copy of your book when it's done. You ignored that person as well as ignored the questions of others yet you still ask us for help so YOU can write a book.
How about a little exchange of information here?
Anonymous

Huntington, WV

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Jul 13, 2010
 
there was one in the basement of the keith albee that leads to the ohio river. i worked there in high school and we made the trip a few times. my grandfather told me that it was part of the underground railroad.
Jeff

Poca, WV

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Jul 13, 2010
 
There was a fire at the jewelry store beside the Keith and some of the Huntington firefighter came out on 5th ave in farell & farell law offices. So I have been told.
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Jul 14, 2010
 
Back in the mid-late 80's, I worked in the old Stone & Thomas building when they were still around. There is an opening to the tunnels in the basement. I think all the tunnels are linked together, because on of the guys from receiving used to sneak into the tunnels and would bring back popcorn.
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Huntington, WV

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Jul 17, 2010
 

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Most of the tunnels on 4th Avenue were used as access for the vaudeville performers years ago. They would perform at The Keith and use the tunnel that took them across to The Fredrick Hotel. Most of the tunnels' access have been bricked up. For instance, the jewelry store beside the Keith built a brick wall between them and The Keith for obvious reasons. I used to work for the theaters and we would walk through the portions under The Keith. Pretty creepy, awesome stuff!

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Jul 20, 2010
 

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very much intrigued as well lol but grandpa said that the tunnels were used by running thieves in the early times
Jeff

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Jul 20, 2010
 
Dan wrote:
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All questions and no answers. I read someone above asked you if
you would share any information that you found or at least tell him/her how to get a copy of your book when it's done. You ignored that person as well as ignored the questions of others yet you still ask us for help so YOU can write a book.
How about a little exchange of information here?
When I have enough information gathered and some leads have been verified, I would be glad to share my information with anyone who wants it. I am trying to work on a book about Huntington past but I have run into several roads bumps.
George

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Jul 25, 2010
 

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Jeff wrote:
I have heard rumors, does anyone have any information regarding the tunnel legends in Huntington? I am trying to research as much as I can for a book that I am writing. Thanks in advance for your help.
There is no tunnel there. I know the gentleman who has taken care of the theater for decades. I have toured the entire theater as well.

There is not such tunel there.
IntheKnow

Huntington, WV

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Jul 25, 2010
 
I worked in the Frederick Building when it still operated as a hotel in the the 60's and well into the 70's and I can confirm that there was a tunnel interconnecting the basement of the building with the Keith Albee. The tunnel was later sealed and subsequently caved in as a result of fourth ave traffic/construction. What remains are two boarded up entrances, one on the Keith Albee side, and one that is more difficult to locate in the basement of the Frederick. Anyone saying they have recently been through said tunnel are not being honest.

Note, I was in the basement of the Frederick building last summer - while the walls not facing the direction of the Keith Albee are several feed thick, there are sections of ply board and wood covering a spot that faces the Keith Albee.

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