Holly Grove Mansion

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Holly Grove Mansion
Holly Grove Mansion Apr 09.JPG
Holly Grove Mansion, April 2009
Holly Grove Mansion is located in West Virginia
Holly Grove Mansion
Location 1710 E. Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°20′11″N 81°36′56″W / 38.33639°N 81.61556°W / 38.33639; -81.61556Coordinates: 38°20′11″N 81°36′56″W / 38.33639°N 81.61556°W / 38.33639; -81.61556
Built 1815
Governing body State
NRHP Reference #

74002007

[1]
Added to NRHP August 28, 1974

Holly Grove Mansion, also known as Holly Grove Inn or Ruffner Mansion, is a historic home located at Charleston, West Virginia on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol. It is a large brick house with a front section made to accommodate three floors and rear section housing two. It features a massive two story, semi-circular portico at the front entrance. It was constructed originally in 1815 as the home of Daniel Ruffner, one of a family which helped develop the early salt industry in the Kanawha Valley. It gained its present day appearance in about 1902 when new owner, John Nash, undertook substantial remodeling.[2] In 1979, the mansion underwent an extensive rehabilitation when it became headquarters for the West Virginia Commission on Aging.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form". Holly Grove Mansion. State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ "SHCA DESIGNING RESTORATION OF HISTORIC HOLLY GROVE MANSION". e-architect. 28 May 2008.