This monumental Neo-Classical Revival-style brick building is attributed to J.B. Stewart, a Huntington-based architect. The original construction cost $60,000, paid for by the Big Four Improvement Company, a consortium of the four major Railroad Fraternal Organizations: the Order of Railway Conductors, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. The building’s uses have been as a post office, a private hospital, and a fraternal hall. Since the 1940s, the Big Four Pharmacy has occupied the ground floor.


  • Corner of Temple Street and 3rd Ave, ca. 1907.
    Corner of Temple Street and 3rd Ave, ca. 1907.
  • Big Four Building, 1950.
    Big Four Building, 1950.
  • Undated postcard.
    Undated postcard.
  • Hinton Hospital, ca. 1940.
    Hinton Hospital, ca. 1940.