Garland C. Elmore

Garland's family moved to Athens in 1950 when he was four years old. He first lived in the Sam Holroyd House on South State Street, an historic property that the family rented for a while. The family later moved to a house on Cooper Street (now demolished), then to 311 Vermillion Street and finally 105 Mill Street. He lived at home until he graduated from Concord in 1968. He snapped the photos that appear below during return visits to his home town. His photographic interests focus on the countryside around Athens and architectural detail of common structures.

The Athens water tower as seen from the path from the baseball field behind what used to be Athens High School. A path leading from a pond at Pipestem State Park. View from "Cherry Meadow," a secluded hidaway along County Road 18 just before it splits to take the back road traveler to either Island Creek or Lick Creek. The Dairy Queen along Bluestone River in Hinton, a favorite for hot dogs. The Holroyd home where Garland first lived in the backround of a home that faces Route 20 on the south side of Athens.
Roof detail. The Sweet Shop, also know as the Hub in the 1960s. Mailboxes in the student center at Concord. These were more popular before email, Facebook, and Twitter. The West Virginia Turnpike bridge over Eads Mill Road and Bluestone River. Elgood, near Athens.
Elgood storefront. Daisies along a rural Athens road. The "Turn Hole" one the dirt road between the Athens Pump House and Route 20 near Speedway. Athens sky as seen from the bottom of a silo on an Athens farm. Gino's on the site of the former Jennings Store.