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Ballengee Street Cul-de-Sac

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c. 1900. West of intersection with Park Ave.

Southwest of the courthouse, vehicular traffic on Ballengee Street turns ninety degrees onto Park Avenue. Ballengee's right-of-way then continues a half block southwest as a greensward planted with grass and trees, ending at the crest of a bluff overlooking the New River. Seven houses, built at the turn of the twentieth century, line the right-of-way and are accessible only via sidewalks. Whether Queen Anne or American Foursquare, all are a bit grander than the Hinton norm. Though literally a stone's throw from the courthouse, this pleasant and private residential enclave could serve as a model worth emulating in other cities.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Ballengee Street Cul-de-Sac", [Hinton, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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