UPDATED: 6-2-2011
PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA:   A VINTAGE PORTRAIT

ST. MARY'S/DUDLEY AVENUE


 



Looking north from Thirteenth Street in the late 1940s. Judy Reed, who lived at Twelfth and Quincy, is in the foreground.

Photo courtesy of Susie Reed Pinkerton.


 
First United Brethren Church on the corner of Sixteenth Street and St. Mary's Avenue, in 1907. This church has been changed considerably.   First United Brethren Church in 1918.


 
St. Mary's Avenue Christian Church at the corner of Fourteenth St. & St. Mary's Avenue, in 1907. The building was later converted into apartments. It was torn down in the early 1990s.   Looking north toward Elberon Methodist Church at Nineteenth & St. Mary's Avenue in 1907. It was later changed to St. Andrew's Methodist.




Looking north up Dudley Avenue at St. Andrew's Methodist Church,
at the corner of 19th Street (where St. Mary's becomes Dudley).









Parkersburg's current Tudor-style high school, then called Central Junior Senior High, was built in 1917 (seen here the following year) on its own large campus at Dudley Avenue between 20th and 23rd Streets.





The Terrapin Park gate was located off of Dudley Avenue, roughly in the 2500 block.
For more park photos, visit TERRAPIN PARK.
(Courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; 304 485-5771)





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