Laidley & Virginia Streets
|This is looking toward Laidly Street
just before the entire block was torn down to make way for another
bank. The building on the left was at one time the transportation
terminal of Charleston. Where the cars are parked is now the city
parking garage. You can see the top of the crane on the right, starting
demolition. The smaller building near the center of the photo
is Dan J Popps Hardware. He has a sign in the window informing
his customers that he has moved to 610 Capitol Street, which was next
door to Boraski's, and around the corner from where I lived
at the time. I still remember the full sized horse statue that
he kept in the window, displaying his harnesses. In this
same building is a tiny little business called "Crowder's Watch
Repair". The larger building houses "Buckeye Loans"
at this time. You can still see Woodrums on the left,
and the old Kanawha Hotel.|
This is the same building as in the top photo.
It was the transportation hub of 1930 before the Summers St Greyhound
station was built.
SEE A LARGE PHOTO OF THIS
This photo was taken to the left of the
first photo. You're looking at Virginia St E between Court &
Laidly. This property is next door to City Hall, where
a parking building stands today.
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