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Cass Company Store (Pocahontas Supply Company)

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Pocahontas Supply Company
1902 and later. Northwest side of Front St., on axis with bridge across Greenbrier River at entrance to town

Because Cass was a company town, there was no business district: all commerce took place at the company store. This huge frame structure, utterly utilitarian in design and plan, is pivotally located at the entrance to Cass, east of the residential grid and close to the depot. Originally smaller and of two stories, the present threestory building has two sections, the shorter one, of eight bays, slightly recessed from the longer, ten-bay portion. One of the state's largest company stores, it accommodated groceries and supplies on the first floor, furniture on the second, and building and plumbing equipment on the third. It now serves as headquarters for the Cass Scenic Railroad and contains a shop and restaurant.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Cass Company Store (Pocahontas Supply Company)", [Cass, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-PC14.

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