“Castle of the Coalfields”, Circa 1923. Over an acre in West Virginia. $250,000!

Someone go save this historic building! The “Castle of the Coalfields” is a piece of the coal industry architecture! This was known as the Itman Store. It was constructed somewhere between 1923 and 1925. It is located on 1.75 acres in Mullens, West Virginia. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is eligible for tax credits if restored. The area’s coal mine shut in 1986 and since then this structure has been been home to offices, shops, a post office and a doctor’s office. Stone to construct this structure was cut from cliffs in the area. $250,000

Contact Randy S. Burdette with Foxfire Realty

From the Zillow listing:

The Historic Itmann Company Store in Wyoming Co., Mullens WVA West Virginia Landmark for sale. Located in Wyoming County is the Itmann Company Store. Just west of Mullens in the town of Itmann is the former company store of the Pocahontas Fuel Company. It is one of the most spectacular remnants of the coal boom era in the entire state. The town of Itmann, named after Isaac T. Mann. Isaac T. Mann-principal shareholder of Pocahontas Fuel and President of the Bank of Bramwell. The Pocahontas No. 3 mine started production in 1917. The company store was designed by noted coalfield architect Alex B. Mahood and constructed between 1923 and 1925 by Italian immigrant stonemasons. Stone for the project was cut from cliffs across the Guyandotte River and hauled to the site. As was often the case, this company store was located in the middle of the town and served multiple purposes. It was here that residents purchased food, clothing, household goods, furniture, and even caskets. In addition to providing a store for the miners and families, the building housed the general offices of Pocahontas Fuel, a post office, a doctor’s office, a pool room, and a barbershop. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Deed Information: DB 387 Pg. 631 Wyoming County, West Virginia Acreage: 1.75 acres +/- Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes: Wyoming County (55), West Virginia Slab Fork District (10) Tax Map 1 Parcel 100; Class 3; 2022 Real Estate Taxes: $901.30

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