Preservation Magazine

Va. Coal Mining Town's 1883 Store Collapses

Posted on: July 11th, 2007 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

Special to Preservation magazine by Jimmy Scarano

The company store collapsed last month. (APVA Preservation Virginia)It's hard for a small town to reinvent itself as a tourist destination when its main attractions are falling apart.

But that's what tiny Pocahontas, Va., the first coal mining town in the state, is trying to do. On June 30 the town suffered a setback when one of the walls of its 1883 company store, which APVA Preservation Virginia listed as one of the Most Endangered Sites in Virginia in 2005, collapsed. The building was already in bad shape, as the roof and third floor had collapsed the week before, but the town wants to rebuild it.

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Yacht Restoration School Embarks on 1831 Mill Project

Posted on: July 10th, 2007 by Margaret Foster

 

The Aquidneck Mill building was a steam-powered cotton manufacturing company. (Jay Picotte, International Yacht Restoration School)There's more to Newport, R.I., than its mansions.

A yacht-building school in Newport, R.I., plans to restore an 1831 National Register-listed mill on the city's developed waterfront.

n Thursday, the International Yacht Restoration School plans to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $7.5 million restoration of the 30,000-square-foot Aquidneck Mill Building, a steam-powered mill with green-granite walls.

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