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City Hall and Lock-Up

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1908. North side of Railroad Ave., east of Warm Hollow

This charming one-story, flat-roofed building, built of coursed, rock-faced stone, has a fivebay facade. Doors occupy the second and fourth bays, windows the others. Above each door a masonry panel with incised letters indicates what used to be within. The door on the right is simply marked City Hall; the one on the left says Lock-up, 1908. J. B. Maynard, Chief of Police. In 1997 municipal offices moved to a far more pretentious town hall ( MI7).

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "City Hall and Lock-Up", [Matewan, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-MI5.

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