to the West End of Huntington and the home of Old Central City.
The West End is just as busy
as downtown at times. Fourteenth Street West is the main business
street in this area and the main street for Old Central City.
The shopping plaza, antique shops, farmers marker, library,
restaurants and businesses have people milling around everyday
all-day. The schools serving the general public in the West
End include Central City Elementary and West Middle School.
There are many churches, some with private schools, located
in the area.
The West End has many exciting and inviting attractions for
all ages. Several of these include the West Huntington Public
Library, the Memorial Arch Park, St. Clouds Commoms Park and
Clubhouse, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Museum, the Radio
Technology Museum, the Heritage Farms Museum and Village,
and bowling at Colonial Lanes.
"Old Central City" sports an old fashioned 'Town Square" with
a magnificent Gazebo for bands, concerts, weddings and such.
The Gazebo is located across the street from the Central City
Market. Old Central City is considered the "Antique Capital
of West Virginia."
Some of the homes in the West End have been converted into
duplexes or several smaller apartments. The homes and apartments
vary in size and affordability in this area. There are also
many historic homes located in the West Huntington area, many
being over 100 years old.
Various businesses, large and small, are located throughout
the West End. You will find many construction, remodeling
and roofing companies with their suppliers in this area. The
Huntington Industrial Center, formerly known as the Owens-Illinois
Company, is expanding as new and established companies rent
space from the center. Community organizations/services along
with the schools are strategically located in the West End.
Where people go, there is food! With this thought, you have
your choice of fast food restaurants and family restaurants
and delicious menus to choose from.
you are in the area surrounding the 1300 block of Adams Avenue,
you can not help being exposed to the wonderful aroma of fresh
baked bread. It is Heaven! Charles Heiner began the bakery
in 1905, not knowing that one day his bakery would be one
of the leading bakeries in the Nation. If you haven't yet,
then call to schedule a tour (304) 523-8411, and see up close
how Mr. Heiner's bread is made.