The Central City District features Antiques Shops, Art Gallery, Farmers Market, Cafe, and Coffee shop on 14th Street West in Huntington. All shops are locally owned and operated small businesses.
The Old Central City Association is an organization that promotes collaboration amongst the locally-owned businesses that line the street and sponsors annual events like Old Central City Days each June. Products Antique, vintage, salvage, decorative, collectibles, local, recycled, art, and everything unique.
Our shopkeepers take pride in selecting the best antique items so that your shopping experience is authentic. Each shop has a specialty, from vintage garden to glassware, furniture, toys, memorabilia, and books!
The Story of Central City More than 125 years ago, four entrepreneurs saw an opportunity at the midpoint of two growing railroad towns, Kenova and Huntington, WV. Central City was founded as an industrial town to capitalize on the natural resources rich in the area. The raw materials stopped in Central City to be made into everyday items, fine glassware, and portrait frames. The town was booming with manufacturing and developed a thriving community of smaller businesses that served working people and their families. The handpainted signs of the Cavendish-Cyrus Hardware Store, D.E. Abbott & Co., and Kincaid Furniture, are still visible on the historic buildings in the Central City District of West Huntington. Manufacturing has declined, but the spirit and culture of entrepreneurship are strong.
The first renaissance of 14th Street West came in the 1980s when the 100th Anniversary was celebrated with the inaugural Old Central City Days. Shopfronts are filled with Antiques that celebrated the history of handmade goods and heirlooms of past generations. Today the district offers unique finds to personalize any style, including Traditional, Farmhouse, Boho, Modern, Rustic, and Industrial.
The Central City Antiques District welcomes artists and makers to hone their modern crafts alongside the historic backdrop. Central City is positioning itself to be a destination for Arts, Antiques, History, and Food in the Appalachian Region. Please join us in this transition and support our local shopkeepers with your purchases.
Located at 610 14 St W, the museum showcases objects made and used in the neighborhood during the time that it was known as Central City. The Central City Museum is the host of the Earl Ray Bush Collection of local history artifacts with the support of Heritage Farm Foundation and National Coal Heritage Area. The Central City Museum is a local history destination on the National Park Service Passport program for regional cancelation stamps. Special events and guided tours are scheduled year-round.
The Old Central City Association was founded in 1991 to promote the area once known as Central City in the West Huntington Neighborhood of Huntington, WV. The goal of the association is to preserve the history of the area and promote collaboration and friendship amongst the businesses located on 14 St W today.
The association promotes the business district with group marketing, public awareness campaigns, beautification and public art projects, and community events and activities. Each member business is committed to supporting each other and creating an environment where everyone can succeed. We believe that this adds to the family atmosphere of the district overall.
Membership is open to businesses and individuals that want to support the community of Central City. Membership and donations allow the association to offer free events and activities, plus maintain the flowers pots and Gazebo Park.