FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS, the St. Paul First Baptist Church building has been a Fourth Avenue landmark. To keep it looking good, some updates are being carried out. One area that recently received attention is the nursery. In addition to new paint and flooring, the nursery now sports a mural commissioned by the church’s Young… Read More New Mural at St. Paul First Baptist Church
© Jerry F. Couch No, this isn’t a contest. It’s the story of a building that experienced some calamitous events over the years. The Vance building (its actual name was Riverside Café) was the only restaurant in its particular section of St. Paul to be continuously owned and operated by the same family throughout its… Read More The Most Lucky or the Least Lucky House in St. Paul?
© Jerry F. Couch The Clinch Valley Times’ demolition photos of “The Old Smokestack” you see here were taken in July and August of 1981. The smokestack was one of the few remaining components of the Clinch River Extract Company’s manufacturing plant – once one of the largest employers in Wise County. Here’s a picture… Read More “Decline & Fall” of the Clinch River Extract Co. Smokestack 1916 – 1981
NO ONE WAS INJURED — The derailment shown in the pictures included with this article took place on November 18, 1974. The following story describing the incident appeared in the Thursday, November 21, 1974 edition of the Clinch Valley Times: 33 CARS DERAIL AT CARFAX Thirty-three railroad cars and three diesel units left the tracks… Read More 1974 Clinchfield RR Derailment
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is a momentous occasion in the life of every student. For years the Clinch Valley Times was on hand to record that day for posterity. The pictures you see below were taken in August of 1985 at St. Paul Elementary school. Are you among the children in these photos? Best… Read More Back To School…1985