100 Years Ago
Town Gets Ice Cream Parlor
May 13, 2021
Herald of May 13, 1921
Martinsburg can boast of having one of the “niftiest and most up-to-date ice cream parlors” in this section of the state. Proprietor C.W. DeFord made his corner business into two upstairs apartments and converted the first floor into a tea room to accommodate large or small crowds. The furnishing of oriental rugs, marble-top tables, immense palms and colored lights produced “an effect that rivals the famous New York City gardens.”
Material was delivered and work was to begin at once by the PRR on construction of the bridge spanning the tracks at McKee, elimina...