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Appalachian Power Company

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1929–1930, Alex B. Mahood. West side of Wyoming St. between Bank and Sudduth sts.

The words Light Heat Power, affixed in thin metal letters near the cornice level of this twostory structure, hint at the purpose of this building. For those still unable to figure it out, similar letters spell out Appalachian Electric Power Company on a side elevation. Built of cream-colored brick, the exemplary Moderne structure has a decorative limestone bolection molding framing its facade. A spandrel of polished dark green tiles separates the first-story entrance from second-story windows.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Appalachian Power Company", [Welch, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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