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View of the Executive Mansion, in Charleston, West Virginia.
A postcard of the Executive Mansion in Charleston, West Virginia, taken on a snowy winter day.
View of the Executive Mansion in Charleston, West Virginia taken on a snowy winter day.
View of the West Virginia State Capitol Building in Charleston, West Virginia.
A man stands near the two story Victorian style Roy Bird Cook Drug Store in Charleston, West Virginia.
A man stands near the two story Victorian style Roy Bird Cook Drug Store in Charleston, West Virginia.
'The orginial public transit system in Charleston, founded in 1888, operated two cars for several years. Electric cars like that above, replaced those drawn by horses. Note how motormen were exposed to the elements.'
'Charleston, Capitol City of West Virginia. Located at the confluence of Elk and Kanawha Rivers in the heart of the State's Chemical, Coal and Gas Industries. Kanawha Airport in the background represents greatest earth moving project in commerical aviation history. Nearly ten million cubic yards earth and rock were moved.'--Postcard
'My Dear: On the other side you see a group of our Ladies' Aid. That good looking one is I. To-day Mrs. Wm. Burdette Mathews and Mrs. Sarah F. Blundon entertained us at their home, 1501 Quarrier St. We have subscribed $5000.00 on the new church and may have to call you to help before long. Yours with love.'--Postcard
View of the Holly Grove Mansion, built in 1813, in Charleston, West Virginia. Holly Grove Manison is also called the Daniel Ruffner House. Negative by R. S. Franken, Oct. 10, 1920.
'Charleston, W. Va-Capitol in distance-at junction of Elk River with Kanawha. Boulevard occupies in great part originial section of James River and Kanawha Turnpike. Here old stage coaches ferried across the river.'
View of the Post Office and a Federal Building behind it, located in Charleston, West Virginia.
A light snow has fallen on the Executive Mansion and State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia.
Cables and wooden bridge has fallen into the Elk River. People line the shore and bank of river to watch the rescuing of people from the bridge.
Automobile warning sign: 'Warning: Motor Automobiles Slow Down to 6 Miles an Hour, Sound Alarm, Town Ordinance.'
A close-up view of the State Board of Control Building in Charleston, West Virginia.
The view of Charleston, West Virginia through a bridge crossing the river.
'Works of the Charles Ward Engineering Company towboats 'Duncan Bruce,' 'W. A. Shepard,' 'George T. Price,' 'Wild Goose,' and yacht 'Madge,' in river and survey boat.'
'Scene at the laying of the corner stone of the new Court House of Kanawha County, West Virginia. A copy of the proceedings is enclosed in the back of this portrait. John S. Cunningham, President of the Kanawha County Court.'
People are driving on McCorkle Avenue, U.S. 119, in Charleston, West Virginia.
View of Charleston Business District, Charleston, West Virginia in 1890 (Top;) View of Charleston Business District, Charleston, West Virginia in 1941 (Bottom.)
View of Charleston, West Virginia in 1890.
View of Charleston, West Virginia in 1854.
A picture postcard of the Hotel Kanawha in Charleston, West Virginia.
A picture postcard of Charleston, West Virginia and Kanawha Airport.
'The Old Governor's Mansion at 153 Capitol Street, Charleston, West Virginia where we lived from 1921 to 1925 when we moved to new one which we built and lived in one week.'
A distant view of East Charleston and Kanawha City, Charleston, West Virginia.  Baseball field visible in lower right corner.
View of Charleston, West Virginia with bridge over river on right.
People standing in front of a City Building in Charleston, West Virginia.
Customers and dog pose inside Alfred's Store in Poca, West Virginia.
View of South Charleston, West Virginia in 1921.
Construction crew workers stand around a pile of bricks.
'Charleston, the state's largest urban area.'
View of the covered walkway of the Charleston Arcade located in Charleston, West Virginia.
On a rainy day, some people chose to brave the elements by walking on the city sidewalk, while others chose to drive down Lee Street in Charleston, West Virginia.
A drawing of the Kanawha County Court House in Charleston, West Virginia.
Complete bathroom with a woman in a bathtub serves as a float for the Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Welders union.
"The Charleston skyline as it appeared at the time the Kanawha Banking [and] Trust Company began business-in 1901. Note the old capitol in the center background and the ferry landing before the C [and] O bridge was built"; In the bottom picture, "modern Charleston as it appears today. Front street has become Kanawha Boulevard and towering skyscrapers fill the landscape. The Kanawha Banking [and] Trust Company building appears at the left beyond the Union building."
A close-up view of Charleston, West Virginia in 1901.
A picture postcard of Charleston, West Virginia.  Boats along shore of river.
A picture postcard of Charleston, West Virginia and Kanawha Pines.
Postcard of Charleston, West Virginia.
View of East Charleston and Kanawha City in Charleston, West Virginia.
View of South Charleston, West Virginia in 1921. Factories and homes visible along river.