July 26, 2022
Today we present another exclusive straight out of the Vintage Buckhannon Vault.
The first image is a rare postcard view of a 'familiar' scene from Downtown Buckhannon, c. 1928. The second is a rare image depicting the Upshur County Courthouse spire during an electrical storm; The Frankenstein-esque photograph was taken by Horace R. Clark, c. 1906.
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 following this link: INSIDE THE UPSHUR COUNTY COURTHOUSE CLOCK TOWER
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 week to see new additions as we continue to build this virtual online pictorial for our community. The Vintage Buckhannon official website is coming soon!
Join us every Tuesday morning to see a new vintage photograph featuring the landmarks and people of Upshur County's bygone days.
*Updated July 16, 2022 | Next Update - August 2, 2022