West Virginia Children's Home

Coordinates: 38°55′58″N 79°51′29″W / 38.93278°N 79.85806°W / 38.93278; -79.85806
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Virginia Children's Home
West Virginia Children's Home.jpg
Looking north from Heavener Ave, July 2014
West Virginia Children's Home is located in West Virginia
West Virginia Children's Home
West Virginia Children's Home is located in the United States
West Virginia Children's Home
Location230 Heavener Ave., Elkins, West Virginia
Coordinates38°55′58″N 79°51′29″W / 38.93278°N 79.85806°W / 38.93278; -79.85806
Area18.1 acres (7.3 ha)
ArchitectHolmboe & Lafferty
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.94001287[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 4, 1994

West Virginia Children's Home is a national historic district located at Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia. It encompasses two contributing buildings and two contributing structures. The original Children's Home building was built in 1909, with a main section and rear ell in the Colonial Revival style. An upper story to the ell was added by 1918, and an addition was built in 1935. The front facade features a portico with Corinthian order columns. The other contributing building is a two-story residence built in 1920. The contributing structures are the swimming pool (1935) and a brick storage cellar. It served as the statewide institution for the housing and placement of orphaned, neglected, and dependent children from 1911 until 1977. It was subsequently occupied by a residential treatment facility for disturbed teenagers.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Phyllis Baxter (May 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: West Virginia Children's Home" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10.