The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published “At Home in West Virginia,” a 13-month calendar highlighting residential architecture in the Mountain State, listed or considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The calendar is free and available to the public while supplies last.
Each month, the calendar focuses upon a different living space in West Virginia, including Agnes Howard Hall at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Upshur County; A. J. Kisar House in Mason County; some multi-family housing buildings built after World War I in Williamson, Mingo County; the Cockayne House in Glen Dale, Marshall County; company housing examples in Bramwell, Mercer County and Coalwood, McDowell County; houses in residential historic districts in Bluefield, Mercer County; Jackson’s Mill 4-H Camp residential cottages in Lewis County; Tygart Valley homestead community housing in Randolph County; public housing complexes such as Washington Square Apartments in Huntington, Cabell County; homes in the Franklin Historic District, Pendleton County; the William E. Wells House in Newell, Hancock County; the Heck Mansion in Bowman’s Grove, Roane County; and the West Virginia Colored Childrens’ Home in Huntington, Cabell County. The calendar also includes information about the National Register, the tax credit program, Certified Local Government program and grant programs available.
“As always, the annual calendar showcases thematically a variety of West Virginia’s architectural gems. This year, we focused on the history and variety of residences in West Virginia,” said Susan Pierce, deputy state historic preservation officer for the Division.
To request a copy of the calendar, write to West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 2010 Calendar, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, W.Va. 25305 or call Conni McMorris at (304) 558-0240, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. “At Home in West Virginia” was funded in part by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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