Downtown Richwood Historic District

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Downtown Richwood Historic District
Downtown Richwood Historic District, September 2006
Downtown Richwood Historic District is located in West Virginia
Downtown Richwood Historic District
Downtown Richwood Historic District is located in the US
Downtown Richwood Historic District
Location Roughly including portions of Main St. Oakford Ave. and Commercial St., Richwood, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°13′28″N 80°32′3″W / 38.22444°N 80.53417°W / 38.22444; -80.53417Coordinates: 38°13′28″N 80°32′3″W / 38.22444°N 80.53417°W / 38.22444; -80.53417
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1900
Architectural style Italianate, Romanesque, et al.
NRHP Reference # 01000778[1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 2001

Downtown Richwood Historic District is a national historic district located at Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia. The district includes 51 contributing buildings in the central business district of Richwood. They consist of mostly two and three-story masonry commercial buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century. They have storefronts on the first floor and house on the upper floors. Notable buildings include the U.S. Post Office (1936), First Methodist Church (1922) designed by Levi J. Dean, Richwood Banking and Trust Building (1902), and New Star Theatre, also by Levi J. Dean.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Michael Gioulis (January 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown Richwood Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.