CHARLESTON STREETCARS & BUSES
may recognize this building. If you dont, the answer is at the
bottom of this page. This was the Street Car Barn on Virginia
Street West. This photo was taken in 1920.|
HERE IS SOME OF THE ROLLING STOCK OF THE STREET CAR COMPANY.
Notice the Dodge Brothers building in the background. Thay were located at Virginia & Truslow Streets
Most of the rest of these photos were taken in front of the Streetcar Barn
Some cars have CIRRCo on them, which stands for "Charleston Interurban Railroad Company"
Notice the "Cow-catcher" on the front.
This is the Power Station on the West Side of the Elk River. This later would become the "Boys Club"
Same building from the opposite side, now being used by the city in this 70s photo.
The sign on the right side of the buildings says "Boys Athletic Club". I remember it very well.
You used Tokens to ride the bus back then. I still have two of mine.
a receiver’s sale in 1935, the property passed into the hands of the
Charleston Transit Company, which converted the entire operation to
buses on June 29, 1939.
The Street Car Barn would later become the Bus Barn for the Charleston Transit Co.
They moved to Stockton Street in 1950.
Of course, there were a few fender benders,,,,
looking at Virginia Street just off Morris. Mountain State
Hospital is to the right of the bus. The year is 1937 and it seems that
a one Miss Margaret Kearse, daughter of T.L Kearse, owner
of the Kearse Theater was driving south on Morris St, when she
hit a city bus traveling East on Virginia. The bus then struck a
parked car, sending it into a power pole. The bus continued on and
struck 2 more poles and finally hit the new car you see in the photo,
owned by the Ruby Motor Company. Seventeen fire alarm boxes were
knocked out of service along with the trolly wires. |
That same year, McMillion Motors moved into the barn for 1 year
This sign was uncovered in 2015 during Goodwill's remodelingHere is the Streetcar Barn today. Goodwill Industries on Virginia Street
Vintage photos By Daniel Davidson & Dick Johnson.
|You will see Streetcars in action all though this website in various years. Look for them.|
Interurban Railroad operated two interurban lines, one west to St.
Albans (built in 1912) and the other east to Cabin Creek (built in
1916). At a receiver’s sale in 1935, the property passed into the hands
of the Charleston Transit Company, which converted the entire operation
to buses on June 29, 1939.
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