huntington in the old days

huntington in the old days

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sable

Princeton, WV

#1 Mar 26, 2011
to any old friends that partied back in the 60ts, HOTEL BILTMORE, WHITE PANTRY, 10st, 7 ave , the bar on the corner,the old criple man named benny owned it, the chatter box, the cricket club, 3rd and 1st, the green door, lots of drinking and no drugs, but what a wonderful time. Lots of the old bunch gone now but some of us ar still around.
and

AOL

#2 Mar 26, 2011
The Elephant Walk. The volcano in the Pompeii Room. Guyan.
todd

Huntington, WV

#3 Mar 26, 2011
The after hours bars with the gambling in the back rooms.... Those were the good ol days..... When there was a fight they finished it and went on bout there business...... Didn't involve the police...... Wow I miss those days
sable

Clay, WV

#4 Apr 12, 2011
Hey Todd, was you around when Vick's place at 20th, 3ave, up must have been at least 50 steps. but your right, privet club, and no B.S went on in there, if there was trouble it was handled, and the police was never involved. After drinking and dancing all night untill daylight, those steps was a b###h to get down. Many didn't walk down just rolled down. fun times.
pure innocence

Milton, WV

#5 Apr 12, 2011
sable wrote:
Hey Todd, was you around when Vick's place at 20th, 3ave, up must have been at least 50 steps. but your right, privet club, and no B.S went on in there, if there was trouble it was handled, and the police was never involved. After drinking and dancing all night untill daylight, those steps was a b###h to get down. Many didn't walk down just rolled down. fun times.
Correction on Vick's place that was Dick's place on 3rd ave between 20th and 21st st. There were apartments upstairs (I lived there when I was a kid) You are probably talking about The Virginia Corner where there was after hours upstairs that was on 20th st and the corner of Virginia Ave (Which now is the alley behind Fat Patty's and Glasier Furniture) Also the Green Door was run by Raymond Green it was behind the old liquer store that was on 3rd Ave and 20th st (the liquer store is now Fasnall). I think Raymond Green also ran the one upstairs over the Virginia Corner.
Sam Preach

Huntington, WV

#6 Apr 12, 2011
There was an after hours club upstairs on 20th st.
called The American Club.
pure innocence

Milton, WV

#7 Apr 13, 2011
Sam Preach wrote:
There was an after hours club upstairs on 20th st.
called The American Club.
That was Raymond Green's place.
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Kiba

Huntington, WV

#9 Apr 13, 2011
Hey Dawkins do you have to ruin every discussion? You e'ffen freak. You aint funny, and the internet Gestapo should hunt you down and tag you so you wont go around any small children you disgusting animal.
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sable

Clay, WV

#11 Apr 14, 2011
the place i'm talking about was owned by vick and barbara posten, wonderful people they are both gone now, a lot of workers from the old shoe factory used to hang out there after work, all the other patrons was from other bars after closing thier bar would hang out ther also. i think maybe this was before raymond green own it. this was around the time of tillies, in guyandotte. anyone remember tillies?
pure innocence

Milton, WV

#12 Apr 14, 2011
sable wrote:
the place i'm talking about was owned by vick and barbara posten, wonderful people they are both gone now, a lot of workers from the old shoe factory used to hang out there after work, all the other patrons was from other bars after closing thier bar would hang out ther also. i think maybe this was before raymond green own it. this was around the time of tillies, in guyandotte. anyone remember tillies?
Sorry to say but Vick and Barbara Poston never had anything in Huntington. Every after hours they had was is Guyandotte and they had several. I remember when the cops would bust one of their places in Guyandotte in the wee hours and they would get Leo Combs (now dead but was a bail bondsman) to bail everyone out and then they would all just go to another one of the Poston's after hours and do it all over again.
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pure innocence

Milton, WV

#14 Apr 15, 2011
I can't believe you took the time to respond, Hometown boy from OHIO. Do you know where the old shoe factory was?? Do you know where Raymond Green's place was??
sable

Clay, WV

#15 Apr 15, 2011
Next time i'm in huntington i will go by the building and see for sure where it was located, i'm almost sure it was between 3rd and 4th ave at 20th st. i'll let you know. I do know for sure Vick and Barbara Posten had an after hour's club there. I know i drank a many of drinks in that place. and no i was not drunk.
rocknroll

Huntington, WV

#16 Apr 15, 2011
omg Raymond Green, that's a name from the past! I miss the old days
pure innocence

Milton, WV

#17 Apr 15, 2011
Sable you might be right that Vic and Barb had that. But I know for a fact that there was an after hours or maybe just a bar. I grew up on 4th ave and 20th st. And before that I lived in apts over the old Dick's Place on 3rd ave btwn 21st and 20th and Louise Dress Shop. Do you remember those places? In that same block was J&J's across the street was Hamburger Inn the state liquer store and Park Theater. I believe some other bars. Also on 3rd was Cooleys place. Potter's Gulf gas station. Boy oh boy what memories. There were alot of bars (or so they called them then was beer gardens or beer joints)

Great talking abt this stuff.
Kiba

Huntington, WV

#18 Apr 15, 2011
Did someone really say "the Elephant walk?!" OMG! Well I guess that was a cool place for all of the local up and comming Doctors and Lawyers and the like, not exactly my crowd though. I know of a guy that got carried out of there once, he got hit in the eye by a flying green olive! Speaking of Green anyone remember the Green Lantern? Man what a dive! A good place to get your hair parted with a pool que!(or is that Q?, who knows, who cares?) or even a shuffle-board puck!(are they called pucks? who knows, who cares?)
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Kiba

Huntington, WV

#20 Apr 15, 2011
I wondered what they did there...I just figured they sipped martini's and played Bridge. lol. I used to tend bar at the old T-n-T, now that was a party'n place!
tina

Clay, WV

#21 Apr 17, 2011
Does anyone remember the pastime in or the chatterbox, or white star grill, sammys place,i can't remember the bar across the street from sammys bar, the resturant under the biltmore hotel. I worked at the old train station little cafe, i can't remember the name of it either, but people traveling on the train would come in to eat real small place, it was on the corner of 10st and 7 ave. what about the place next to the millner hotel, i can't remember the name of it, but a real nice lady owned it by the name of mrs jewel, oh my gosh, we are all older than dirt.
Kiba

Huntington, WV

#22 Apr 22, 2011
I remember the Chatterbox if it was in the west end or even ceredo, at least I think thats the one I remember, way in the west end almost as far as Camden park. I barely remember the old hotels though like the Biltmore and the Milner, I think the lobby of the Biltmore kinda turned into a "den of iniquity" w/chicks just hanging around in the lobby and had rooms upstairs they were doing their trade in. Im 51 and I think those Hotels started closing down when I was in my early teens like prolly 13 or 14 or so, so how far-off am I? I do remember them being there though. I seems like there was another one too but I might be thinking of the Frederick. I think I remember one of them being on the same side of 4th. ave. as the Frederick is but it was on the corner of the 9th. st. plaza. Oh yea there was the old Governor-Cabell Hotel too but it was closed before the other ones I think, I do remember the (I prolly cant remember exactly how it was spelled) shoe store called Ford & Harwood (or something like that)on the corner there w/the Gov. cabell or what became the Morris Bldg. So how screwed-up is my memory? lol. I was kinda young back then and none of what wer'e talking about even mattered back then. I remember getting my first handgun from Ace's Trading Post and that Old Ace dude, he was a funny looking guy to us back then, he had this curly hair doo and it was parted on the side, he was a nice guy tho. I think that shop turned into a hobby-land type store in between F.H. shoes and Nicks News. Actually I dont think I was old enough to legally buy a handgun and think my best friend Ed Layne (now deceased) did the purchasing part for me, I will never forget that gun though and wish I still had it too, it was a Stoger-Luger. Man those days were alright, back when downtown was fun and a bit adventurous, w/the love bug, scarborough fair, Wards doughnuts, the Arcade downstairs now that was cool! Many-a lost brain cell ago. lol.
lorna73

Charlotte, NC

#23 Jul 12, 2012
pure innocence wrote:
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Correction on Vick's place that was Dick's place on 3rd ave between 20th and 21st st. There were apartments upstairs (I lived there when I was a kid) You are probably talking about The Virginia Corner where there was after hours upstairs that was on 20th st and the corner of Virginia Ave (Which now is the alley behind Fat Patty's and Glasier Furniture) Also the Green Door was run by Raymond Green it was behind the old liquer store that was on 3rd Ave and 20th st (the liquer store is now Fasnall). I think Raymond Green also ran the one upstairs over the Virginia Corner.
I was at Raymond Green's place on 20th street many times.
Smart

New York, NY

#24 Jul 12, 2012
pure innocence wrote:
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Sorry to say but Vick and Barbara Poston never had anything in Huntington. Every after hours they had was is Guyandotte and they had several. I remember when the cops would bust one of their places in Guyandotte in the wee hours and they would get Leo Combs (now dead but was a bail bondsman) to bail everyone out and then they would all just go to another one of the Poston's after hours and do it all over again.
Guyandotte is a neighborhood in the City of Huntington. Know what you 're talking about before you open your pie hole.

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