CHARLESTON POLICE DEPT

"Third Annual Convention of Chief of Police and Peace Officers of West Virginia" on the steps of the old Capitol Annex which later became the Public Library.... 1915.

Charleston Police Dept

 

As part of the state convention of 1915,  the heaviest guys were weighed (see scales below) and won a prize.  These winners are thought to be from Clarksburg. Notice the photo's border. These guys would be considered lightweights in todays world.

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Meeting at the Elks Club on Quarrier &  McFarland Streets in 1915 


Elks

Elks Club on Quarrier &  McFarland Streets


Charleston Police Dept

Beautiful photo of the Charlesron Police Dept in 1916.  Likely taken at the old city hall.




Charleston Police Dept

Here is a great panorama of the Charleston Police dept in 1924 with the names of the men.

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Photo courtesy of  Linda Copley at Copley's wrecker Service and Watson Picture Framing





1922

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Charleston Police 1934

Charleston Police Force in 1934

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1937

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1952

This August 25, 1952 photo announces the new summer uniforms donned by the Traffic Division.

First row L-R:   E. L. Greenleaf, R. W. Spradling, Tommy Wilson and H. O. Pauley.

Second Row: George Moran, A. W. Silverman, Captain Walter Cavender, E. R. Scott, J. E. Marshall, E. D. Crockett and W. Cody Roberts.

Third row: Ben Johnson, L. B. Cullifer, Cecil Thompson and Keith Dunn.


Photos courtesy Rusty Flowers, Rick Westfall & CPD.

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 1900s PHOTOS PAGE

Here you will find photos circa 1907,  many with the corresponding photo of how that area looks today.  Some of  these properties no longer have the address they had in 1907 of course,  and so an educated guess as to the exact location has been made by taking into account the current city block numbers.  

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Elk River 1907
Elk River 1907

Other Photos from the 1900s

 


Charleston General Hospital

Photos from 1911


Kanawha at Capitol

Kanawha River Boat

 Great Riverbank Scene

Bowen Tavern

The Bowen Tavern 
Kanawha River Locks

Kanawha River Locks
Big Chimney

Big Chimney
Baird Hardware

Baird Hardware
Joe Cook

A few old Steamboats
Lewis Hubbard

Lewis Hubbard & Co

 Ruffner

Ruffner Cemetery Playground

 Nuttallburg WV

Nuttallburg  WV Coal Camp
Charleston WV map

City Map from the 1900s
Western Union

Western Union
Elizabeth Memorial Church
Elizabeth Memorial Church
A Funny Story
C&O Depot
The C&O Depot
Collapse of the Elk River Bridge in Charleston
Elk River Bridge Collapse
Central ME Church
Central ME Church
Derricks Creek
Derricks Creek Photo


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