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R. H. Dickinson House

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1911. 306 W. Maple Ave.
  • R. H. Dickinson House (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, courtesy Proctor Cross)

This comfortable frame dwelling, with large porches and expansive dormers, tries hard to disguise its size by appearing to be a one-andone-half-story cottage. Dickinson, who served as the town's mayor and sheriff, was a contractor by trade. According to a special 1911 edition of The Fayette Journal, his principal business was “the erection of homes and buildings in the newly developing coal openings, and towns created by reason of the great activity in coal mining.” The Journal also noted that he had just completed his Fayetteville house, which it called “a model of architectural beauty.”

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "R. H. Dickinson House", [Fayetteville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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