Chafin House

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Chafin House
Chafin House is located in West Virginia
Chafin House
Chafin House is located in the US
Chafin House
Location 581 Main St., Logan, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°50′40″N 81°59′10″W / 37.84444°N 81.98611°W / 37.84444; -81.98611Coordinates: 37°50′40″N 81°59′10″W / 37.84444°N 81.98611°W / 37.84444; -81.98611
Area less than one acre
Built 1920
Architect Hurst, Frank
Architectural style Shingle Style
NRHP Reference #

94000217

[1]
Added to NRHP March 28, 1994

Chafin House, also known as Women's Club of Logan Library, is a historic home located at Logan, Logan County, West Virginia. The house was built about 1900, and is a two story, brick and frame dwelling a generous raised foundation of rock-faced ashlar. It has a cross-gabled roof with a gambrel front and large dormers on the sides. The house was deeded to the Women's Club of Logan in 1946, and has served as the local public library since then. It was the home of Sheriff Don Chafin, the infamous "Czar of Logan" and the leader of the defending forces in the Battle of Blair Mountain (1921).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Carl F. Aasten, Jr. (January 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Chafin House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-04.