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c. 1820. West side of U.S. 219, south of intersection with Monroe County 10/5, north of chapel

One of the earliest structures remaining in the compound, this two-story building with its twotiered piazza was described by a South Carolinian who remembered it in pre–Civil War times as “the quaint old general store of blue limestone, heron colored, and mortar marked like a patchwork quilt, red-roofed, deep porched and lazy stepped.” The building provided space for a “post office, grocery, dry good emporium,… express station, neighborhood gossip, and whatnot.” The “what-not” category likely included second-story accommodations for visitors to Salt Sulphur. The store remains much the same as the Carolinian described it.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Store", [Union, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-MO14.3.

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