At one time, Logan County had many businesses in the city. Over time, the businesses have come and gone. Few businesses survive in a small town for so many years, but a furniture store in Logan has done just that. McCormick’s is a local furniture store that has been serving the Logan County area for over eight decades and counting.
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