Sites Suffering from Neglect or Vandalism
Places needing repair or they may be lostNote: some photos can be enlarged by clicking on them. Note: big files.
Davis History House
We are waiting for someone connected with the project to re-roof and preserve Romney's historic Davis House to submit photos and information on this important project.
"Old Stagecoach Stop"
Mytinger house roofs
Although the Mytinger House has been lovingly restored and is used and often open to the public, two of its buildings are sadly in need of a new roof. The old buildings have authentic wood shingle roofs that do weather and wear out. The photo shows that the time has come to do some importance maintenance. We support the effort to raise funds to replace the two roofs. Shown to the right is a portion of the roof of the center building which is currently used as a veterinarian office.
French's Mill in Augusta
French's Mill in Augusta was not long ago a working feed mill supporting small farmers in the area who wished to have their own grain ground for feed. Unfortunately, it went out of business and now has a new owner. We wish them well in trying to restart the business and return one of our important sites in the community to working order.
The Stone Fountain on US Rt. 50 on Cooper Mountain in 2004
In the early days of the automobile cars tended to overheat on long or steep inclines. In the mountains there were various places where one could stop and get water to add to the car's radiator. Modern cars seldom need such service so the places used long ago are now forgotten and neglected. This photo from September 2004 does not show the severe deterioration and vandalism this site has since suffered.
These two photographs were taken on July 19, 2007. At this time the sign interpreting the site has completely disappeared from the background; it is nowhere to be found. Trees and shrubs engulf the stone walls and surround the stone piling. Before long the trees will undermine the wall and weeds will break the mortar. Soon there will be almost nothing left.
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The Black Schoolhouse in Romney
The old black schoolhouse in Romney has been used for a number of years as a supply depot for the Board of Education. Perhaps it is time to recall the history of black education in our county.
Literary Hall in Romney
The Literary Hall in the center of Romney is one of our historic buildings that is sadly in need or repair.
Log house on Springfield Pike at bottom of the Springfield Grade
This log house sits right by the road and has elicited numerous comments about "when will someone do something with it." We hope it will be saved before it deterioates too badly to be salvageable.
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Old Shanholtz House
The Washington Place
Home of a freed slave
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We would appreciate help in compiling a history of this area south of Capon Bridge.
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Modern Woodsmen of America, Kirby Camp
Lat/long: 39.21269 -78.73735