Wyco Community Church
Mullens, Wyoming County
2017: The Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. continues to maintain the building. They are planning an exterior paint project before the end of 2017. Other projects that are necessary to complete the building’s rehabilitation will require professional help. As with many of the other Endangered Properties, finding funding sources has been a challenge.
2009: Coal Baron Major W. T. Tams built the Wyco Coal Camp “C” in 1917, soon after establishing his coal camp at nearby Tams in Raleigh County. In Wyco both of the churches built for the white and African-American families remain, along with the Superintendents house and other dwellings. In the 1990’s the Wyco Church was abandoned. Since that time the roof has become compromised and water intrusion has led to ongoing deterioration of the structure. In 2003 ownership of the church was transferred to the Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL). Currently, RAIL is seeking assistance in it efforts to stabilize and eventually restore the historic church
Endangered Properties List
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