Avery Street Historic District

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Avery Street Historic District
St. John's Lutheran Church on Avery Street.jpg
The former St. John's Lutheran Church on Avery Street
Avery Street Historic District is located in West Virginia
Avery Street Historic District
Avery Street Historic District is located in the US
Avery Street Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Nineteenth, Spring and Quincy, Eighth, and Market Sts., Parkersburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°16′15″N 81°33′18″W / 39.27083°N 81.55500°W / 39.27083; -81.55500Coordinates: 39°16′15″N 81°33′18″W / 39.27083°N 81.55500°W / 39.27083; -81.55500
Area 109 acres (44 ha)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods), Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 86000849[1]
Added to NRHP April 15, 1986

Avery Street Historic District, is a national historic district located at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. It encompasses 358 contributing buildings and one contributing object. It is a primarily residential area built as Parkersburg's first "suburb" or "extension" in the late-19th and early-20th century in popular architectural style such as Colonial Revival and Queen Anne. U.S. Senator Johnson N. Camden (1826-1908) owned most of the land now included in the district. In addition to housing, it includes churches, a school, and a small commercial area. It is located to the east of the Julia-Ann Square Historic District and south of the Parkersburg High School-Washington Avenue Historic District. Located in the district are the separately listed Parkersburg Women's Club and the First Presbyterian Church/Calvary Temple Evangelical Church.[1][2]

It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Michael J. Pauley (July 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Avery Street Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10.