Charleston, West Virginia, was a different town in the 1970’s. There was no Charleston Town Center nor South Ridge while Capitol Street was an entirely different place. What memories do these photos bring back for you? Tell us in the comments!
1. Here’s Downtown from the air:
2. This was Capitol Street:
3. Looking away from the river:
4. Here’s a view from Swathmore Ave.
5. This was some of the entertainment
6. Hanging out in front of the Library
7. There was so much to do on Capitol Street
8. The Capitol was just as beautiful then
9. The river has always provided fun
10. Did anybody else swim in the river?
11. The area was known for its chemical plants
12. Which weren’t the cleanest
13. And made for some hazy days
14. But people swam in the water anyway
15. This was the John Amos Plant before all the towers were operational
16. Does anybody remember the Job Corps?
17. Kanwaha Falls has always been a great spot to relax
18. Here’s I-77 under construction
19. From another angle:
20. Here’s a park in South Charleston
21. This was South Charleston
22. Getting ready for a yard sale in Poca
23. Some Little Leaguers in Cedar Grove
24. Sipping some coffee in Cedar Grove
25. A VW mini-bus in South Charleston, Salamies store in the background
26. A coal barge headed up the river
27. The South Hills Bridge
28. Just another hazy day…