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Valley View in Hampshire County Listed on the National Register

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In addition to the Brick House in Springfield, I also prepared the National Register nomination for Valley View, an 1855 Greek Revival mansion located near Romney, WV. Valley View is the home of Bob and Kim Mayhew, another couple of fantastic historic-home owners who bent over backwards to help me with my research. They also …

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National Register Listing: Springfield Brick House (Frenchwood), Hampshire Co., West Virginia

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve had two successful nominations listed on the National Register in the past few weeks! I wrote the nominations as a consultant for the Hampshire County Historic Landmarks Commission, which received a grant from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. We listed two fascinating 19th century farm estate homes …

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Road trips through history – US Route 50

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I’ve been selected as a presenter at this year’s “Preserving the Historic Road” Conference (www.historicroads.org) in September in Indianapolis. I have attended this conference twice in the past (it’s every two years) and it’s one of my favorites. Maybe it’s my engineering background, or the fact I worked at a state department of transportation for …

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Tip Top Coffee in Thomas, WV

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I was in Thomas a few weeks ago and I was excited to finally get the chance to visit the Tip Top coffee shop! This new coffee shop is located in the Schilansky-Rubenstein Building right on Front Street next to the Miners and Merchants bank parking lot. I’ll tell you all about my visit, but …

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