Isaac and Mary Richmond
This is a photo of Isaac Richmond (1851-1922) and his wife, Mary Cooley Richmond (1850-1940). He was the son of Colonel William Richmond of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The elder Richmond opened a general store in Prestonsburg in 1869. After taking control of the store in 1881, Isaac formed a partnership with P. D. Harmison which lasted until that gentleman`s death in 1892. In 1915 Richmond erected a two-story brick building on Front Street which is still standing. During the 1915-1950 period, Richmond`s Department Store was Prestonsburg`s largest and best-stocked clothing store. Isaac`s wife Mary was the daughter of early Prestonsburg merchant David Cooley. (Photo courtesy of David Hereford.)

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