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bridgeThe magnificent cable-suspension bridge known as the East Huntington Bridge towers across the Ohio River at the 31st Street Exit near the 33rd Street border of Highlawn. Marshall University borders 16th Street along the western border of the Highlawn area.The Highlawn area is primarily a business and residential area. The residential areas continue to be tree-lined and contain a beautiful array of churches, homes and apartments. The public schools in this part of the community includes Enslow Middle School and Highlawn Elementary School. The beautiful and colorful churches in the Highlawn area are abundant. More of the older fine homes with their well-groomed lawns may be found in the Highlawn neighborhood. Stylish homes and apartments are available to fit any budget.

hospitalA large variety of businesses and medical facilities are located throughout the area. Steel of West Virginia, located between the Ohio River and Marshall University, has been making steel since 1909. ACF Industries, Incorporated began in 1873 when the city was incorporated and is still designing and developing railroad cars for the railroad needs of today. BASF Wyandotte Corporation, pigment manufacturers, began producing pigments in 1912 and still conducts business all over the World.

Marshall University borders the Downtown area on Hal Greer Boulevard and stretches from Hal Greer Boulevard to 21st Street between Third and Seventh Avenues with main parking areas available along the north side of Third Avenue. Marshall is 170 years old and the second largest university in West Virginia. The university currently enrolls approximately 16,000 students (enrollment in 1907 was 1,000) with locations throughout West Virginia. The Marshall Football Stadium and the Cam Henderson Center are also stragetically located within the Marshall Campus area.

marshallHuntington is a regional center for medical care, serving patients from all areas of the Tri-State. A large number of medical care services and facilities reside in the Highlawn area-one being St. Mary's Hospital. St.. Mary's Hospital began in 1924 with a 35-bed facility (formerly the St. Edward's Preparatory College). Today St. Mary's is approximately a 400-bed facility with training for medical residents, nurses and radiology technicians. The hospital opened their Outpatient Center in the summer of 1997. Other larger medical care facilities in the Highlawn area include the Highlawn Medical Center and the Tri-State Medical Center.

stadiumAdditional attractions to the Highlawn area are the Veteran's Memorial Fieldhouse, 29th Street Plaza and the Tri-State Ice Arena. The Veteran's Memorial Field House, located on Fifth Avenue and 26th Street, is host to a wide variety of events and activities. These range from concerts and circuses to weddings and wrestling matches with everything in between. Area clubs and organizations sponsor special events at the Fieldhouse . There is also a lighted outdoor facility for baseball, soccer, etc. For dates and times of upcoming events, call (304) 528-5183. With the Tri-State Ice Arena beside the 29th Street Plaza on Fifth Avenue you could shop at leisure while the kids "chill" at the Ice Arena.

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