The Waldo Hotel is located in Clarksburg, WV. It was one of the grandest hotels in the region when it was built in the early 1900s.
PAWV added it to the WV Endangered Properties List in 2009. Since its listing, there have been many ups and downs. Many local citizens wanted to demolish the building – seeing it as a safety hazard and an eyesore. However, a group of dedicated volunteers, the Waldo Hotel Preservation Society, have the vision to preserve and adapt this building for modern needs. The Waldo Hotel Preservation Society has been fundraising and working with developers to re-use this building.
In May 2014, the Society announced that the property is currently under contract for eventual purchase by a capable party that is already working to repair and redevelop the building. Learn more about the property and the project in the WBOY Channel 12 video.
The WV Endangered Properties List was revived in 2009 after PAWV received a three-year Partners in the Field grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This grant ended in 2012, and PAWV has maintained this program, without additional grant funding. We rely on membership donations to keep this program alive. If you are interested in becoming a member of PAWV, visit our PayPal page HERE.
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Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
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