McCormick's Furniture Store
In the photo is McCormick's Furniture as it stands today. The business remains on the busy street corner beside of the Logan County Commission and the Logan Courthouse. Source: Google Maps
An older photo of McCormick's before the paneling was added to the front. Source: McCormick's
Many yearbooks will have advertisements for local businesses. The advertisement is from the 1949 edition of the Logan High School yearbook, the Guyana.
Backstory and Context
Being a locally-owned business in Logan, West Virginia, is almost considered a precious commodity today. The store has a noticeable storefront by height and is very easy to pick out with the name across the front. Not that many businesses are left, but McCormick’s does remain strong. In the early twentieth century, Logan was a very vibrant and bustling town. With the arrival of the coal industry in southern West Virginia, the population of Logan had grown significantly. Coal had turned Logan into a booming little town.
The two that started it all were C.O. McCormick, Sr. and Cleona. When the couple came to the county in 1921, the town was still in a boom. They may not have come to the county with much in their pocket, but in Logan County they would find success. The start of what would become the furniture store, started out as a simple job working at Logan Machine and Electric.
A chance was taken at success and the two did just that. With an investment of $600, he was ready to take the next step. The store started out as an appliance store and progressed into so much more. During the days of the Great Depression, furniture was added to the selection. A ladies section was added during the World War II era and would later be upgraded to have more to offer for women.
The business coined themselves as a “full block of shopping satisfaction” right in downtown Logan. Three generations of the family have owned the three-story building. Today, McCormick’s remains as a prominent business in the city of Logan. McCormick’s is a vibrant store that continues to serve Logan County. The store has a wide variety of furniture options for the area, carpet and flooring, and has a men’s department for formalwear. Their inventory continues to grow with so many furniture lines. Just some of the furniture brands the business carries range from Hammary, Craftmaster, Bassett, Brooks, Hunter, and so many more.
Around their anniversary, the store has a sale to celebrate their milestone.
McCormick's Furniture of Logan. . Accessed April 17, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/mccormicksfurnitureoflogan/.