How many great memories do you have from some of these places? They may be gone, but they’re not forgotten.
1. All the old orchards
At one time there were thousands of acres of apple orchards in Berkeley County… some remain for our enjoyment today.
2. Interwoven Mill/Stocking Company
Once the largest manufacturer of men’s hose in the world and the largest employer in town for decades. Operations were completely shuttered by the start of the 70’s.
It was eventually torn down for a McDonalds… but anybody remember those hot dogs? Or that sauce!
4. Shenandoah Hotel
It still stands downtown and the ballrooms are available to rent for parties and banquets, though its no longer a functioning hotel.
5. All The Old Stores Downtown
Martinsburg used to be a bustlin’ place. Some of the stores we remember well: Eyerly’s Department Store, Kinney Shoes, Emmert’s Department Store, JC Penney, Wise Discount Center… the list goes on.
6. People’s Drug
One of those stores was People’s Drug, pictured at Christmas time. A far cry from Wal-Mart, huh? Did it move from downtown the mall?
7. JJ Newberry Five and Dime
It’s now the site of a computer training center. The chain survived into 2002, however, apparently under the McCrory’s name.
8. Burger Chef
Our friend Sherry Miller told us they had best milkshakes. It eventually became Union Sales Dodge… and apparently it’s just been boarded up.
9. Apollo Theater Marquee
Looks more like New York City than Martinsburg! Sadly it collapsed during a rain storm in 1987.
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