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South Huntington

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Huntington's domestic architectural identity is best seen in the solid residential sections of the city south of the CSX Railroad tracks. Tenth, 11th, and 12th avenues, for the most part still paved with bricks, are lined with early-twentiethcentury brick houses, mostly American Foursquares, in the blocks between 1st and 12th streets. The type is so prevalent that the mere mention of “Southside brick” is enough to conjure the proper image to a Huntingtonian.

Farther south, especially on 13th Avenue facing Ritter Park, full-blown Tudor and Georgian Revival mansions reflect the city's wealth during the prosperous 1920s and later. North and South boulevards defy the grid pattern, winding sinuously along the banks of Four Pole Creek. McCoy Road, taking up where 8th Street ends, climbs the hill in a series of hairpin curves to serve as the “main street” of Park Hills. Expansive houses line this road as it meanders toward the landmark Huntington Museum.

Writing Credits

Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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