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Updates on Past Endangered Sites

QUARRIER DINER
(2010 List)

From the Charleston Daily Mail for
Tuesday August 31, 2010:

"New Owners Look To Revive
Quarrier Diner"

Story by by George Hohmann,
Daily Mail Business Editor

Photo (right) by Bob Wojcieszak

Caption: "Tim and Anna Pollitt - mother and son - are partners and the new owners of the Quarrier Diner on Quarrier Street."

See the full story HERE

quarrier diner buyers 2010

 

Hats off to the West Virginia Gazette both for featuring the significant preservation stories below in the first place, and then for allowing us to link to their coverage:

WYCO CHURCH (2009 List)

PAWV connects Cornell University to Endangered historic church in Mullens WV for restoration project.

wyco church window repair

At makeshift workbenches outside the Wyco church, students reglaze recently removed windows.

Rick Steelhammer

WYCO, W.Va. -- Built on a bluff overlooking Allen Creek in 1917 by coal baron W.P. Tams and abandoned 80 years later after the mines around Wyco Coal Camp C played out, Wyco Community Church has seen better days.

Its roof in need of major repairs, its interior damaged by leaking water and its frame propped up by cribbing, the weather-beaten Gothic revival church was placed on the West Virginia Preservation Alliance's Most Endangered Properties List in 2009.

Read the article online at:http://wvgazette.com/News/201004170258

GLENVILLE BRIDGE (2009 List)

Volunteers work to save iron bridge

Glenville Bridge Plates

Rusty nameplates display the contractors and completion date for the Gilmer County span.

By Rick Steelhammer
Staff writer

GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- Built 125 years ago over a wide stretch of the Little Kanawha River in downtown Glenville once used as a turnaround site for sternwheelers, the Glenville Truss Bridge now rusts in peace atop its cut stone pilings, unused but not unloved. Last weekend, a group of volunteers led by Lynn Stasick of the West Virginia Preservation Alliance and WVU history professor emeritus Emory Kemp, removed damaged truss components and decking from a section of bridge on the north bank of the river that collapsed in February.

Read the article online at:http://wvgazette.com/Outdoors/20100513064