Causby Tours 4Causby Parker - 10-4-14(Click on photos for larger view)
This is the City Building, more commonly called City Hall. The Police Station and Mayor Travis Copenhaver’s office are in this building. Next to City Hall is the parking lot for The Old Alderson National Bank.
The original bank building built in 1898 and recently purchased, in partnership, by Fritz Boettner, (same owner of Fritz' Pharmacy) and also from "Downstream Strategies"; together with Timothy Luce of "Presidio Studios," with plans to renovate. Their plans are to locate their respective businesses in office spaces on the second floor while seeking another business to occupy the prime retail space on the ground floor. How exciting to have new businesses opening in Alderson!
Next we have Alderson Medical Center, by Satellite of Rainelle Medical, which opened in Alderson on Jan. 17, 2011. They have a P.A. on duty , 4 days a week. Nurse, Lucinda Martin & Receptionist , Mona Harris-Murphy. They have a Supervising Physician twice a month. Dr. Chris Martin, D.O., from Rainelle is taking over, right away, for Dr. John Loudermilk, M.D. , who is moving to Cincinnati to join his family.They do accept patients of all ages, do have scheduled appointments, and will also take "walk-ins" , to be worked in between scheduled ones. Services provided include; Family
meds, flu shots, breast exams, pap tests, well-baby check ups, they are not equipped to do x-rays on premises, but can refer patients to the home office in Rainelle . This building was the former site of Mick or Mack Stores and later became Early Matney (E & M) Grocery Store. Nelle B. Early was the owner, Charles Hogsett, Mgr. My father, Howard R. Fleshman was the Butcher for a full line of fresh meats. Stocking & carry outs were done by Richard Ballengee, Cashier/Clerks were Doreen Eskins & Ann Hogsett. I (yours truly) worked relief for vacations during the summers of 1965- 1966. Earlier in the 50s, our Aldersonian Editor, Barry Worrell also worked there when it was Mick Or Mack.
The next building serves three purposes. Two businesses and a residence. Bottom left we have Priority One Home Care II, home based in Princeton, originated in 2005 and the Alderson office opened in Jan. of 2013. They are a DME Co., and sell Wheelchairs, C-pap machines, Hospital Beds, Oxygen, Trachea supplies, Diabetic supplies & shoes. The Owner/Mgr. of Priority One is Jane Bryant. They are open M-F 8:30- 4:30. Bottom right is Fritz' Pharmacy, as previously stated, it was recently bought from Jim Coleman by Fritz Boettner. Fritz has a Pharmacy in Fairlea, that has been in business for years.
Where Priority One is now, was used by other stores including the drug store in the late 50s when they decided to expand. Around 1965 - '66, it was a Jewelry Store owned/operated by Bea Gladwell. If memory serves me correctly, she lived in the Rupert /Rainelle area. Feel free to comment & correct me. I was wrong one time. LOL.The upstairs has had several uses also. Prior to the 40s, the Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA had a sewing room in the front, right hand room. It was vacant for about a year when in the winter of 1940 Beth Kessinger Worrell leased the whole upstairs for her residence and beauty shop and remained there until about 1955. If the name Worrell sounds familiar, you’re right. Barry is the son of Beth Worrell, (later Fields) and had his bedroom on the left front of the building.
Welcome to The Causby Photo Tours. Causby Parker has set out to photograph places and buildings in Alderson and give some information about them. Some are the way we have always remembered, while some are not. There are links at the bottom of the page will take you to the previous tour and the next one. Please take time to comment. Causby is doing this out of passion for our little town. We hope you enjoy the Causby Photo Tours.