The Most Lucky or the Least Lucky House in St. Paul?

© 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?

“Decline & Fall” of the Clinch River Extract Co. Smokestack 1916 – 1981

© 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