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Riverside Drive

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South of town, Riverside Drive (West Virginia 103) heads southeastward toward Gary. Several handsome period revival houses, dating mostly from the 1920s and 1930s, many of them designed by Hassel T. Hicks, line both sides of the road, which parallels the Tug Fork River. Hicks lived at number 14. The Dr. W.C. Williams House (1924, Alex B. Mahood), east side of Riverside Drive at its intersection with Franklin Street, is a handsome neoclassical villa, faced with yellow brick and limestone trim. The neighborhood continues to be a “pleasantly suburban residential area,” as the WPA guide called it.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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

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