1904 – First Boardwalks In Follansbee

The city gradually added boardwalks to the city avenues and residential areas.  An ordinance was passed requiring property owners to keep them in good repair.


Virginia avenue boardwalk – 1906.







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Mahan Avenue Boardwalk circa 1906.





Completions of boardwalk curbs.


1904 Boardwalk


Notices out houses behind homes, dirt streets, narrow board walks behind homes to alley.  Photo: 1907 WV State Archives.



* Photos courtesy of – WV State Archives, Kenneth Loy, and James Piccirillo.