Convention & Visitors Bureau Recalls Huntington's Past Greatness

Updated 5 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

Huntington, WV recalls the "glory" downtown days of the 50's, when shopping on Third and Fourth Avenue pulled visitors from 50 miles away to department stores like Anderson Newcomb, Sears, Penney's, Huntington Dry Goods, Bradshaw's, O.J. Morrison, and others. Mens and Womens shops dotted the business district, as well as movie theaters ranging from the magnificent Keith Albee to the Orpheum, Palace, Tipton (until the art deco structure burned), and "second run" cinemas like the State (westerns, wrestling), Roxy, and Rialto. With such a mecca of shopping choices, hotels dominated too ... The Frederick, Governor Cabell, The Prichard, and more.

The promotional "remember back to the golden era and a time when Huntington was a bustling city full of holiday cheer and spirit. The cars, clothing, and music may have changed but the feeling of pride in our city has not wavered. Huntington is once again filled with the spirit of the holidays during this wondrous time of the year! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at the CVB."

The time machine video was produced by Joe Murphy and Tribeca Productions.

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