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Stonega Coke and Coal Company Store

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c. 1906; 1910 remodeled. VA 606 at VA 624

Today the former company store serves as the sole reminder of the short-lived coke-processing company town. The large gambrel-roofed stone and frame building provided merchandise for the company's workers and their families. The spacious interior with its exposed metal-roof framing and massive wall dormers filled with multipaned windows allowed the building to be easily adapted in 1939 from a store into a gymnasium for the local high school. Alterations in the 1960s have erased some of the original features, but much of the store's character is still intact.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Stonega Coke and Coal Company Store", [Keokee, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-LE7.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 514-514.

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