1112 CENTRAL AVE.
I really like this photo both because
of it's history and the great background that includes the old railroad
bridge on the West Side. In a second we'll get to the great
photo below. First click HERE
to see the above photo very large.
These three sisters are Ruth, Goldie
and Helen Richardson. They are on the porch of the photo above.
The girl in the wheelchair (Goldie) was hit by a car in 1922 on Morris
Street near Charleston High School and her back was broken at age
16. She was in Huntington Children’s Hospital for quite some
time, then back home. The Richardsons's moved to Charleston
from Dutch Hollow sometime after 1905 and built this house on Central
The Richardson's built the house in 1923-1924.
The first photo is around late 20’s to early 30’s. They
built it with intentions of having a boarding house and renting the
bottom out to businesses. By the late 60’s and early 70’s
it had turned into a restaurant and possibly even a bar . The new
owners added the siding and enclosed the upstairs porch. The last
photo was taken sometime in the early 2000’s . The house burned
down in the middle of two other buildings.
Photo of the house taken in the 2000's
After the house burned down
The house sat inbetween the grey building and the brick building.
In the top photo to the right, you will see a house way up on the
hill. This is that house.
Photos courtesy of Alicia Marion
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