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THE COLISEUM PARKERSBURG WV

Mackey's Antiques & Clock Repair
1249 Gihon Road
Parkersburg WV 26101
 

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For Early Parkersburg History and Old Pictures

 Over 900 Old Parkersburg & Wood County WV Pictures

 

Sherman Dils Second Floor of his Motor Mart Ford Dealership Early 1930s that was later known as the Coliseum the Largest Ball Room in the State of West Virginia with 18;000 Sq. Feet of Floor Space.

Parkersburg West Virginia the Coliseum Dance Floor with 18;000 Sq. Feet of Floor Space 1930s

 

Guests enjoyed sitting at the revolving carousel bar, pictured drinking 3.2 beers. Dils Adapted a Ford Model T motor to turn the carousel.

 

Ozzie Nelson and his band came to Parkersburg in 1934 to perform at the Coliseum. Most people remember Nelson for the 22-year run of the radio, and the television series Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Few know that in the 1930s, Nelson had his own band that performed in small towns across America. 

 

Famous big band leader Guy Lombardo (second from the left) came to Parkersburg in 1934 to perform at the Coliseum Ballroom. one of seven children of a musically minded tailor, Lombardo and his brothers began performing while still in school. he sold over 100 million records. Lombardo and his band traveled at least 6,000 miles a year, performing at colleges and in small towns across the country

 

Upstairs was the dance Floor and later was a Skating Rink.

 

old coliseum bowling alley, Downstairs of the coliseum,

 

 

The Parkersburg Coliseum

 

 

 

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