Central City Antiques District

Before becoming part of Huntington, Central City was an independent town from 1893 to 1909 that included many of the largest factories in the region. Central City was established by a group of local businessmen who sought to entice industries into the area. During its brief existence, Central City became home to major businesses such as Heiner’s Bakery, the Fesenmeier Brewery, D. E. Abbott and Company, Duncan Box and Lumber Company, and the Huntington Tumbler Company. In 1909 Central City was formally annexed by Huntington and became known as the neighborhood of West Huntington or Fourteenth Street West. After years of deindustrialization, urban decay, and rising crime, revitalization efforts were launched in the late 1980s to inject new economic growth in the neighborhood. Now known as Old Central City, the district is promoted as a cultural and historical center. It has been dubbed by Huntington as the “Antique Capital of West Virginia.” Old Central City is home to a number of locally-owned businesses including multiple antique shops and a farmers’ market. In June of every year, this park and gazebo are the center of a street festival known as Old Central City Days.

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Contact Information

Central City Antiques District
Reservations and Information:
304.523.7887

Address:
544 14th St W, Huntington, West Virginia 25704, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Best time to visit is Thursday-Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM. Antique Shop hours vary during the week.
  • Seasons Open

    All Year
  • Accessibility

    The street is accessible with curb cuts. Most shops are entered at grade with the sidewalk.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    The businesses in the Antiques District are all locally-owned. The Central City Cafe is a community institution operated by Dave and Family for more than 30 years. The Wild Ramp and Farmers Market are a great way to start off a Saturday in the district followed by a visit to Cicada Books and Coffee. There are a wide range of antiques to explore including; furniture, glassware, vintage clothing, garden and patio, rare books, vinyl records, collectible toys and media, and salvage and reclaimed items.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pets are welcome to visit the Park and Gazebo in the District with the PATH and Ritter Park only 3 blocks to the south.