Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District

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Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District
Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District is located in West Virginia
Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District
Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District is located in the US
Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by U.S. Routes 219/250 and County Roads 21 and 38, near Dailey, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°46′37″N 79°54′25″W / 38.77694°N 79.90694°W / 38.77694; -79.90694Coordinates: 38°46′37″N 79°54′25″W / 38.77694°N 79.90694°W / 38.77694; -79.90694
Area 1,500 acres (610 ha)
Built 1940
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 04000304[1]
Added to NRHP July 22, 2004

Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District is a national historic district located near Dailey, Randolph County, West Virginia. It encompasses 337 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, and 3 contributing structures, associated with a resettlement community established during the Great Depression by the Roosevelt administration. It was the largest of the three resettlement communities in West Virginia, the others being Arthurdale and Eleanor. The first dwellings were constructed in 1934, and the Civilian Conservation Corps built the public water system, draining systems, and culverts. The houses have modest Colonial Revival details and have either a side gable or gambrel roof, referred to as either an "A-Frame" or "Barn House." Other notable buildings include the Dailey Community Center (1937), gas station (1940), The Homestead School (1939), The East Dailey Bridge (1938), Community Farm, The Warehouse (c. 1935-1936), The Woodworking Shop (c. 1935-1936), and The Weaving Shop (c. 1934).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Barbra E. Rasmussen; Erin Riebe & Alan Rowe (June 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 

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