Shinnston Historic District

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Shinnston Historic District
Aaron Shinn House
Shinnston Historic District is located in West Virginia
Shinnston Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Charles, East, and Clement Sts., and West Fork R., Shinnston, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°23′45″N 80°18′3″W / 39.39583°N 80.30083°W / 39.39583; -80.30083Coordinates: 39°23′45″N 80°18′3″W / 39.39583°N 80.30083°W / 39.39583; -80.30083
Area 45 acres (18 ha)
Built 1890
Architectural style Gothic, Italianate, Shingle Style
NRHP Reference # 98000288[1]
Added to NRHP April 1, 1998

Shinnston Historic District is a national historic district located at Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia. The district encompasses 143 contributing buildings in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Shinnston. The major influence on the town's development was the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1890. Notable buildings include the Frank Abruzzino House (1922), Aaron Shinn House (c. 1821), I.O.O.F. Lodge building (1906), Dr. Emory Strickler or Wilma Watkins House (c. 1875), Guarascio or Ashby Apartments (c. 1910), and the The First National Bank of Shinnston. The district includes notable examples of popular 19th- and early 20th-century architectural styles including Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Shingle Style.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The West Virginia History & Preservation Company (August 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Shinnston Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-05.