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Jennings Randolph Center for Public Service (Pearcy-Randolph House)

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Pearcy-Randolph House
c. 1900. 157 W. Main St. (east of the Salem College Administration Building)

The first story of this two-story Queen Anne house is red brick; the second is covered with red-painted fish-scale shingles. An expansive porch curves around one side of the house, and a steep, multiwindowed gable protrudes from the hipped roof. This was formerly the home of West Virginia's U.S. senator Jennings Randolph, who entered Congress as a representative in 1933 and began his long Senate career in 1958.

Writing Credits

Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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