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Arthurdale Historic District
(added 1989 - Preston County - #88001862)
Also known as Arthurdale
E and W of WV 92 , Arthurdale
(11020 acres, 147 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Person, Event
Historic Person: Roosevelt,Eleanor
Significant Year: 1933
Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Education, Community Planning And Development, Social History
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private , Local
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, School, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Domestic, Education, Industry/Processing/Extraction
Current Sub-function: Educational Related Housing, Manufacturing Facility, Single Dwelling

Downtown Rowlesburg Historic District
(added 2005 - Preston County - #05001350)
Buffalo St., Church St., Portions of Main St., Poplar St., Railroad Alley and Railroad St. , Rowlesburg
(190 acres, 51 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Financial Institution, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Current Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Financial Institution, Religious Structure, Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store

Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District
(added 1983 - Preston County - #83003249)
Also known as Mercury Coal and Coke Company
Off WV 7 , Bretz
(360 acres, 3 buildings, 140 structures, 2 objects)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Elkins Coal & Coke Co.
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Engineering, Industry
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility
Current Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Current Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility

Kingwood Historic District
(added 1994 - Preston County - #94000723)
Roughly bounded by Tunnelton, Main, Sigler, High and Price Sts. and Brown Ave. , Kingwood
(80 acres, 103 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Reger, Carl, Simmon, Francis J.
Architectural Style: Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Historic Person: Bishop, Charles M., et al.
Significant Year: 1859, 1878, 1903
Area of Significance: Architecture, Exploration/Settlement, Commerce, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Private , Local
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Government
Historic Sub-function: Department Store, Financial Institution, Multiple Dwelling, Restaurant, School, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Government
Current Sub-function: Department Store, Financial Institution, Multiple Dwelling, Restaurant, School, Single Dwelling

Virginia Furnace
(added 1999 - Preston County - #99000790)
Also known as Josephine Furnace
WV 26, along Muddy Creek , Albright
(64 acres, 3 structures)
Historic Significance: Information Potential, Event
Area of Significance: Historic - Non-Aboriginal, Industry
Cultural Affiliation: Euro-American
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Outdoor Recreation




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