Curious

Richwood, WV

#26 Jul 18, 2012
I've enjoyed reading everyone's posts and hope to learn even more. It was before my day and I heard a family member was a lady there. Exactly what building is it? Location? When did it open-close? Was law enforcement not a problem back then? Any type of write up on its history?
long time ago

Inez, KY

#27 Jul 19, 2012
California Dreamin wrote:
Well here is one quick story,I could be on here all night with them.Who all remembers when Ernest Chafin got 3 slugs pumped into him in the Eatwell and managed to make it to the front steps of the alvon, b4 setting down and dying.
I remember this as a child and he was shoot be a Ellis man from goodman holler..
i remember

Belfry, KY

#28 Jul 19, 2012
long time ago wrote:
<quoted text>I remember this as a child and he was shoot be a Ellis man from goodman holler..
The guys first name was richard, he drove one of those sleazy cabs that stayed on 4th av across from the bars.
Employee

Charleston, WV

#29 Jul 19, 2012
Didn't the Holmes girls both work there Paula and Jodi?
P man

Durham, NC

#30 Jul 22, 2012
Always wanted to do a parody of Elvis's song heart break hotel. Since my baby left me. I found a new place to dwell. Down on the end of logan street,the Alvon hotel... Your just a hooker baby. Thank you Thank you very much.
Let you know

Belfry, KY

#31 Jul 23, 2012
Just in case you didn't know this you can look it up. The Alvon was also a hospital & Dr. Salten was one of the doctors. The building was build in 1938.
justask

Williamson, WV

#32 Jul 23, 2012
Some people don't know its got a helicopter pad and it was used in the early morning hours. I can remember when it caught fire had sale on some scorched meat. Still good meat
Just Saying

Williamson, WV

#33 Jul 23, 2012
i remember the street was sort of curved where the Alvon (Avalon) was located. local businesses used to give out ink pens for them as advertisement i guess. the ink pens work shaped with a curve in them and the ink pens read Alvon Club where happiness begins around the bend LOL
BODIE

Tampa, FL

#34 Jul 23, 2012
"Alvon where we bend over backwards for you"

Mingo man you were of age to be a patron
do you have any stories to share...I bet I've seen you at the Alvon
funny

Walland, TN

#35 Jul 23, 2012
Do tell.and my father in law bounced there back in the day as well..
Back In The Day

Winchester, KY

#36 Jul 23, 2012
P man wrote:
Always wanted to do a parody of Elvis's song heart break hotel. Since my baby left me. I found a new place to dwell. Down on the end of logan street,the Alvon hotel... Your just a hooker baby. Thank you Thank you very much.
That version has been in my head for 40 years.Anyone remember Deep 3rd in the day.Now that area's got the stories to tell.Shame it's all gone now.
Bond ---James Bond

Atascadero, CA

#37 Jul 23, 2012
Back In The Day wrote:
<quoted text>That version has been in my head for 40 years.Anyone remember Deep 3rd in the day.Now that area's got the stories to tell.Shame it's all gone now.
Oh yeah The Dew Drop Inn,dude dropped in at The Dew Drop Inn.Old Doc Whittico.
BODIE

Tampa, FL

#38 Jul 24, 2012
Fred and Serena had it goin on upstairs..
Wide open totally without a liense you could
get a prostitute, liquor or "soul" food..24 7 as they say today..I left there many time in the first hours of daylight..Also there was some hot piano playing sometimes and I would give a thousand dollars for just the records on that jukebox..I never saw a fight there and I never saw a cop there.Some nights there were cars parked on both sides of the street all the way down deep third...The richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor,both black and white dancing and singing all night long..It was so much better than today...
Who else was there?
Deep Third

Belfry, KY

#39 Jul 24, 2012
Back In The Day wrote:
<quoted text>That version has been in my head for 40 years.Anyone remember Deep 3rd in the day.Now that area's got the stories to tell.Shame it's all gone now.
What a poetic sounding name out of the past! The Alvon was high class compared to Deep Third's reputation. An Uncle took me to some juke joint while I was in high school after a football game in Logan one fall. He had it in mind to make a man of me and told me things I had no idea humans would or could do. But I ended up getting a beer instead much to my relief. I guess I wasn't ready to become a man using the Deep Third method. Later on, he told me that he feared how my Mother and Dad would react if they found out.
mmmmm

Williamson, WV

#40 Jul 24, 2012
sounds like it was the place to hangout

Since: Oct 11

Richmond, KY

#41 Jul 30, 2012
reading ppl talkind about the Alvon puts a smile on my face my mother worked there many a years.She rasied her 3 kids working there and the police never had a problem with the females walking the streets it was all done be hind closed doors .
yackum pucky

Atascadero, CA

#42 Aug 4, 2012
BODIE wrote:
Fred and Serena had it goin on upstairs..
Wide open totally without a liense you could
get a prostitute, liquor or "soul" food..24 7 as they say today..I left there many time in the first hours of daylight..Also there was some hot piano playing sometimes and I would give a thousand dollars for just the records on that jukebox..I never saw a fight there and I never saw a cop there.Some nights there were cars parked on both sides of the street all the way down deep third...The richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor,both black and white dancing and singing all night long..It was so much better than today...
Who else was there?
Didn't Fred Strothers women shoot him on the street right in front of the place?
Madam

Mount Lookout, WV

#43 Aug 4, 2012
Yes the Holmes girls worked there they were both tricks and didn't care what they did for their money
Old Timer

Lenore, WV

#44 Aug 4, 2012
I heard that they got caught selling meat with hair on it. I could'nt resist posting that I have heard it many times.
Bodie

Tampa, FL

#45 Aug 4, 2012
yackum pucky wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't Fred Strothers women shoot him on the street right in front of the place?
I do remember something like that but I can't recall the details.
I do know Fred did not die from the gunshot...Those steps looked a long way down,I think Freds was on the 3rd floor so there was alot of steps..

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