Salem Historic District (Salem, West Virginia)

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Salem Historic District
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Salem, West Virginia, December 2006
Salem Historic District (Salem, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Salem Historic District (Salem, West Virginia)
Salem Historic District (Salem, West Virginia) is located in the US
Salem Historic District (Salem, West Virginia)
Location WV 23, Salem, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°16′58″N 80°33′32″W / 39.28278°N 80.55889°W / 39.28278; -80.55889Coordinates: 39°16′58″N 80°33′32″W / 39.28278°N 80.55889°W / 39.28278; -80.55889
Area 14.8 acres (6.0 ha)
Built 1902
Architectural style Queen Anne, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 80004022[1]
Added to NRHP December 2, 1980

Salem Historic District is a national historic district located at Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia. The district encompasses 28 contributing buildings in the central business district developed after a devastating fire in 1902. The district is almost exclusively commercial, with the exception of a few residences. Notable buildings include the B & O Railroad Station (1912), Cozy Corner (c. 1902), Salem Baptist Church (c. 1913), First National Bank (c. 1902), U.S. Post Office (c. 1941), Brissey Insurance Building (c. 1902), Wilson Building (c. 1902), and the Queen Anne style Pearcy-Randolph House (c. 1900), former home of Senator Jennings Randolph.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Paul D. Marshall and Jill Ziegler (July 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Salem Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-05.