Vintage West Virginia: Billboards

The Charleston Beautification Commission is arming itself for battle in the war of billboard proliferation along inner-city interstates. One of their recommendations is to prohibit roof signs within 300 feet of interstates rights of way. These signs are located along Virginia Street and the interstate on-ramp and bridge supports can be seen in the construction stages. Nov. 14, 1973 photo by Chet Hawes.