A picture from the 1980s shows John Taylor (left) with his father, Haskell, in the Taylor Brothers Shoe Repair Shop. Haskell, his father and two brothers, Leason and Don, started the business in 1932.
This vintage photo depicts the interior of the Taylor Brothers Shoe Repair Shop in the 1930s. The shop moved three times in 80 years, but always stayed in the same block in South Charleston.
...I take pride in making my work look good."
...on people's shoes...
"I enjoy working ...
Holding a size 16B shoe belonging to one of his customers, John Taylor talks about the diverse clientele he serves daily at Taylor Brothers Shoe Repair in South Charleston, a business started by his family 80 years ago. His cat Boots -- "my mouse catcher" -- monitors all proceedings from a boxtop throne on the repair table.