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Commerce and Education; A Vintage Buckhannon Exclusive Presented by Mountaineer News

November 8, 2022

Mountaineer News

Vintage Buckhannon

This week, it's another DOUBLE-SHOT exclusive straight out of the Vintage Buckhannon Vault:

Photo 1:

Intersection of E Main and N Kanawha Streets - 1912

This rare photograph from 1912 depicts a familiar scene along the intersection of E Main and N Kanawha Streets in downtown Buckhannon.

Photo 2:

Conservatory of Music, West Virginia Wesleyan College - 1909

This rare photograph by Mac Avoy depicts West Virginia Wesleyan College's Conservatory of Music in 1909.

In 1890, the first school year, the Music Department began its work with a faculty of two and an enrollment of thirty-four.

In 1902, the board instructed the executive committee to proceed to erect a suitable building upon the campus to accommodate the Music Department and authorized a bond issue in the amount of $5,000 to cover its erection.

The building, though not completed, was in use beginning January 1903, having been erected at a cost of approximately $6,500.

CLICK HERE or on the image above for the Vintage Buckhannon: A West Virginia Wesleyan College Exclusive featured on July 12, 2022.

A first-hand account of the Seminary Building fire is included with rare and exclusive photos - including an authentic Wesleyan University of West Virginia (W.V.W.U.) invitation to the June 5th, 1906 Alumni Day when the board of trustees permanently changed the institution's name to West Virginia Wesleyan College (W.V.W.C.) - and an eye-witness account of the fire.

If you haven't taken the virtual online tour inside the Upshur County Courthouse Clock Tower, you can watch the full feature now by CLICKING HERE.

CLICK HERE to watch a video about FDR's Filmmaker, Pare Lorentz... one of Buckhannon's own. Two of his documentaries are fully viewable here as well.

Revisit us here every Tuesday to see new additions as we continue to build this virtual online pictorial for our community featuring the landmarks and people of Upshur County's bygone days. Stay tuned...

*Updated November 8, 2022 | Next Update - November 15, 2022

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