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Malden Historic District, 4205 Malden Drive (House), Malden, Kanawha County, WV



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Location
4205 Malden Drive (House), Malden, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-210-27
Significance: This house, now a ruin, is noteworthy for its association with Malden blacks. Built prior to 1880, the house was later lived in by the half-sister of Booker T. Washington, who visited there from time to time. The size and quality of the dwelling (in its original condition) reflected the position of esteem held by Washington's relatives. One of the few consequential houses occupied by blacks in late-19th-century Malden, this building remains as a reminder of the importance of blacks in Malden, a fact underscored by the African Zion Baptist Church nearby. (Malden's present population is almost entirely white.) In spite of its condition, this half-collapsed building is rated as making a major contribution to the Malden Historic District because of its past associations.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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