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White's Creek Post Office, West end of Cyrus Road, 65 feet South of 3451 Cyru, Cyrus, Wayne County, WV



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Location
65 feet South of 3451 Cyru, Cyrus, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-270
Significance: This building served as the White's Creek Post Office between 1901 and 1923. It probably was built about 1865 and may have been moved to its present site by 1887. It may have served as the post office, too, on this or another site, from the date of its erection, but this cannot be established conclusively. It was rented briefly for feed storage by Harry and Dolly Dodson during their 1944-46 ownership of the commercial building [WV HABS No. 269] on the adjacent lot. At other times in the twentieth century, the building was used for general storage and as a residence. All other post offices in White's Creek after 1923 were housed inside the hamlet's various general stores. The building is considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in terms of its associations with the history of the locale and hamlet of Whites Creek, particularly social and commercial life oriented toward the then more efficient river and rail transport. Moreover, its sequential adaptations -- to public, commercial, utilitarian, and residential purposes -- connect it, more than any other remaining building, with the precarious and checkered history of the village of Whites Creek.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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