Page 1

Point Pleasant, WV The Way We Were


Coupola in middle distance is the courthouse. Early 1900s.


Early 1900s Main Street


Early 1900s. Awnings on east side of Main Street to protect against sun, woman in bonnet on right.


1918 Main Street. Note street light top middle, woman on balcony on left, buggy on right.


1920s Main Street looking south from above post office. Street light can be seen faintly in the middle.


Main Street north from 9th Street.


Fort Randolph in what is now Tu-Endie-Wei park. The battle monument was not erected until 1909.


Viand north from the K&M railroad bridge


The Barbee Block. The Silver Bridge was later constructed to the left of this building


The AA VanGilder drug store and Western Union


Ben Franklin shoe store


Beale’s Hall


The Bickle Block


DS Snyder Grocery


Equity Milling


Filson Bros. Hardware


The Hein Building


HG Nease Store


Hoof’s Opera House


JW Friedman Clothes and Shoes


JW Rhoades Hardware


The Kisar Block


Mason County Jail


Mercy Hospital


Mutual Realty, builders of the Spencer Hotel, later renamed the Lowe Hotel


The Phoenix Hotel


Swisher Grocery


The “Mansion House” in Tu-Endie-Wei Park


The Spencer Hotel, the Lowe Hotel beginning in 1929


Malleable Iron Works


Point Pleasant Ice Plant


Point Pleasant Water and Light


Point Pleasant town lockup and hose house for fire hoses


Heights


Heights at left with Point Pleasant Development Association land to the right.


Main Street, Early 1950s


1913 Flood. The white cupola at right is the Mason County Court House


Flooded Main Street


Flooded Main Street, 1947


1947 flood Viand Street looking south


Flooded Main Street


High water almost to the top of the Lowe Hotel fireplace, close to the mezzanine floor


House or “shanty” boat on the south side of the Kanawha near the Ohio River


Packet “Kanawha”, K&M railroad bridge in background


Busy river and docks


Boat Builders 1916 – 1970s


First parking meters


1937 Potato Queen – this festival was held to encourage raising potatos in Mason County. Raising apples was also encouraged.


IGA Foodliner on Main Street


A&P Grocery Store


Point Pleasant Grocery Compay


Evans Grocery


Fruth Phamacy


Original post office, later state liquor store and now a restaurant. Silver Bridge was built to the left of the building. K&M railroad bridge across the Ohio to the left.


Doc Summer of Leon


Doc Eshenauer


Point Clinic Staff


WV Ordnance Works


Bob Evans Drive-In


Photo sources: Ruth and Russ Finley Steve Shaluta The Point Pleasant River Museum Point Pleasant Restoration Foundation Point Pleasant Register Supplement 1922 Carolyn Costen Hartenbach Lynn Fruth Arlona Tait

Point Pleasant, WV  

The Way We Were

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you