Darn, J! That's too bad. It was the nicest building in town. I'll be driving through this Thanksgiving.
The photo was taken in early June of 2005. I have other photos of the statue also. If you have an e-mail address, post it and then I will delete it, and send you the other photos.
Yes. It's being permanently treated for mine drainage. They use limestone, and possibly other chemicals to keep the PH normal.
Merveilleuse et belle photographie
The Page Vawter House at Ansted is a Fayette County landmark, which is as treasured for its beauty as it is for its history. In 1890, the Gauley Mountain Coal Company built an elaborate mansion for its president and general manager on a knoll in the town of Ansted. No expense was spared on the interior of the house. Inside are 15 rooms, plus a dressing room and butler's pantry. Every room in the house is oak paneled with wainscoting. The woodwork includes door and window facings of solid walnut and floors of oak. Eleven fireplaces were included to heat the spacious mansion. Each fireplace has a ceramic tile hearth and carved Victorian mantel of cherry, oak and walnut. The originality and grace of its design has served to make the home one of the foremost landmarks in south central West Virginia.
It leads to Charleston, or... at least it did at one time. Going through the tunnel led to the Carbide mines at Sanderson.
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Ok! Thanks so much!
Records show that I have kinfolk buried there. I show: Ephraim;1765-1847; Andrew Warren, 1776- 1854; Rebecca, 1812-??; Sarah, 1804-1884, all of these are listed as being buried there. Thx for your time...JRRJR