UPDATED: 3-22-2015
PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA:   A VINTAGE PORTRAIT

STREETCARS




The Parkersburg street car barn was located on the north side of
Nineteenth Street, just east of St. Mary's Avenue.
(Courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; 304 485-5771)





A Parkersburg street car runs down Camden Avenue in South Side in the 1940s.
(Courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; 304 485-5771)





At the car barn on Nineteenth Street, looking toward McKinley Elementary School in 1939.





A street car approaches the corner of Seventh & Market in
the early 1900s. The Chancellor Hotel is on the right.
(Courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; 304 485-5771)







This 1920s student ticket was good for one fare on
Parkersburg's streetcars, which were run by the
Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company.





A south-bound streetcar on Lynn Street passes through the intersection of Sixteenth Street.
(Thanks in part to Fred Sargent.)





Monongahela West Penn Trolley #628 sits in the storage yard behind the Car Barn.
An apartment complex in the 1200 block of Twentieth Street now occupies this lot.
The original section of the Car Barn had four doors in back so that workers
could push streetcars through the building. (Thanks to Fred Sargent.)





An early Parkersburg streetcar, probably around 1895.
(Photo courtesy of Artcraft Studio, 519-521 Market Street,
Parkersburg, WV 26101; (304) 485-5771.)





Car 274 passes the Chancellor Hotel in the 600 block of Market Street.





A streetcar turns onto Nineteenth Street in the 1930s. McKinley School is in the background.





A streetcar parks on Nineteenth Street in front of the Car Barn in the 1930s.








See Seventh & Market page for streetcar route.

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