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Malden Historic District, Richard E. Putney House, 4406 Malden Drive, Malden, Kanawha County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1268563
West Front

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Front Entrance

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Front Entrance Detail

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Rear Wing, Looking Southwest

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North Entrance, Detail

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North Entrance To Rear Wing

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Entrance Hall, Looking East

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Railing Volute At Newel Post, And Door To South Room

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Front Stairway At Landing

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Detail Of Front Stairway

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South Wall Of South Room, First Floor

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North Wall Of North Room, First Floor

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North Room, First Floor, View To Southwest

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Mantelpiece, North Room, First Floor


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Location
4406 Malden Drive, Malden, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-210-17
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-64).
Significance: The oldest residence is Malden, the Richard E. Putney House is also one of the most imposing and least altered among Malden dwellings. Built circa 1836, the house ranks locally as a mansion. The first owner was Dr. Richard E. Putney, a physician who married David Ruffner's daughter, and from 1868 until 1952 the house served as the manse of the Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church. The mid-nineteenth-century porch fronting the elliptical-arched Federal style main entrance provides one of the most salient examples of the general Malden tendency to mix styles. This unusually fine dwelling for its time and place is rated as one of the three pivotal structures of the Malden Historic District.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST FRONT
2. FRONT ENTRANCE
3. FRONT ENTRANCE DETAIL
4. REAR WING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. NORTH ENTRANCE, DETAIL
6. NORTH ENTRANCE TO REAR WING
7. ENTRANCE HALL, LOOKING EAST
8. RAILING VOLUTE AT NEWEL POST, AND DOOR TO SOUTH ROOM
9. FRONT STAIRWAY AT LANDING
10. DETAIL OF FRONT STAIRWAY
11. SOUTH WALL OF SOUTH ROOM, FIRST FLOOR
12. NORTH WALL OF NORTH ROOM, FIRST FLOOR
13. NORTH ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, VIEW TO SOUTHWEST
14. MANTELPIECE, NORTH ROOM, FIRST FLOOR


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