UPDATED: 10-28-2013
PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA:   A VINTAGE PORTRAIT

LOOKING NORTH ON MARKET FROM FOURTH STREET (intro page)



Looking up Market toward the City Building at Fifth Street in 1897. Among the shops on the left are H.P. Moss Bookstore Company at 415 Market, J. Wetherell & Son Jewelers at 417 Market, and Bentley & Gerwig Carpet Company at 419 Market. (Courtesy of Dan Kemper)



 

Circa 1925. Notice the new dome on St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church just right of the center of the photo. The building on the left is the Citizens' Bank Building.
 
Composite night photo, circa 1917.



 

Circa 1905.





Another composite, using the left photo above.
The moon has never been that far north.





Paraders march up Market past Fourth Street in 1904.





 
 
Looking up Market in the 1920s, with the Citizens National Bank Building on the left. Market Street was paved in 1920.





Looking toward the Citizens Bank Building in 1958.





Market in the 1920s (above) and at the turn of the century (below).





Looking up the west side of Market Street,
probably during the 1913 flood.



 

The Citizens' National Bank Building at the northwest
corner of Fourth and Market, around 1901.





Looking east toward Market on Fourth Street after the 1907 flood.
The Citizen's National Bank Building is on the left.
(Photo courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; (304) 485-5771.)





Looking south toward Fourth Street and the Citizen's National
Bank Building, as the 1907 flood was receding.
(Photo courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; (304) 485-5771.)





Looking south toward Fourth Street and the Citizens' National Bank Building
during the 1907 flood. Beyond (on the left) is the Court House.





McCrorey's at 421 Market was an early "5 & 10 cent store,"
a precursor to today's 99-cent stores.
(Photo courtesy of Amy Johnson.)





Looking up Market from Fourth Street in 1957.




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