Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Whipple Store


I went to Glen Jean, WV to shoot a job today. On the way home, I passed through Whipple and I always take note of the old octagonal building at the crossroads. The odd structure was built as a coal company store in the old days. It hasn't been a company store in a long time but many businesses have been located in the building as time went by. I see now that it's vacant and in terrible shape. It's going to be sad to see that piece of history go.

9 comments:

Dale said...

That's a fascinating building, what a design. I love that archway.

Jerry Pennington said...

I've passed that building, too. Although I can't remember exactly where we were going at the time. A friend of ours has a mother who lives near Fayetteville, and we've stayed there a couple of times. Maybe it was on the way there? It is a really neat building. I think there was a restaurant in it when we last saw it.

Rick Lee said...

If you get off of the Turnpike (I77) at the Mossy exit, you go across that little road to Oak Hill and Whipple is just before you get to Oak Hill.

Lynn said...

The building is currently for sale if anyone is interested. It has tons of character and history!

Lynn said...

The realty company selling the building is Walbrown Realty and the contact number, should anyone be interested, is 304.469.8151. Mike Walbrown is the agent. It is a fascinating building and one that could be brought back to life.

Buffy said...

Where exactly is Whipple?

Buffy said...

Sorry....just saw your comment. :) Oak Hill.

JOY LYNN said...

I was enjoying your photo's when i saw your pic of Whipple company store.
I just made the purchase of this building. Its a magnificent old place with history and heritage that needs to be preserved..
If you have any suggestions or comments during my restoration process, please contact me . JOY LYNN

JOY LYNN said...

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