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Historic site gets new life

September 5, 2012
The Inter-Mountain
The Inter-Mountain photo by Casey Houser
An escavator digs through the dirt Tuesday as AU Construction workers prepare First Ward Elementary to be renovated as an apartment complex for affordable senior housing. The building was constructed from 1907 to 1908 and was used as a learning facility from 1908 to 1976, said local historian Rob Whetsell in a past interview. He said the building was designed by architect Andrew C. Lyons, and only three of his buildings are left in West Virginia.


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