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1908. East side of Court St. (between Main and North sts.)

Berdine's Variety Store, the state's oldest “fiveand-dime,” has been dispensing trinkets since 1908. Pressed metal, painted white, covers the two-story building on all four sides. The rickety awning extending over the sidewalk and the stepped, parapeted attic gable of the two-story commercial structure would make a perfect backdrop for a shootout in a wild-west movie.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Berdine's", [Harrisville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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