UPDATED: 2-22-2015
PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA:   A VINTAGE PORTRAIT

LOOKING NORTH ON MARKET FROM THIRD STREET (intro page)




Looking up Market Street in the 1950s, by artist David Barnhouse.




Looking up Market in 1897. On the right are the Jackson Hotel (at Third) and the Blennerhassett Hotel (at Fourth), along with the old Italian bell tower of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. On the left, at Fifth Street, is the Gothic-style City Building. Photo courtesy of Dan Kemper.





 
Market after the turn of the century.





An early Christmastime photo. The Wood County Courthouse is on the left.





Christmas decorations are still hanging over Market Street on this snowy twilight of January 16, 1957.





Looking up Market during the 1913 flood, with the Blennerhassett Hotel on the right. The young man
with the cap at the far right, looking at the camera, was Rolla A. Johnston Sr., who later said
he earned enough money ferrying people during the flood to marry Mildred Henderson.
(Thanks to his granddaughter, Jennifer Johnston Crow.)





Looking north toward the Blennerhassett Hotel, probably during the 1913 flood.









The Jackson Hotel at the northeast corner of Third and Market in 1897.
Photo courtesy of Dan Kemper.





G.E. Smith & Sons Jewelers was located in the Smith
Building at 312 Market Street, just north of the
Jackson Hotel. This illustration is from 1893.





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