You are here


-A A +A

The 1941 WPA-sponsored guide to West Virginia described Maybeury as “a mining center [where] rows of houses, monotonously alike, radiate up narrow hollows into the hills.” Over the intervening years, a variety of changes, including room additions, garage conversions, artificial siding, and indoor-outdoor carpeting on front walks and steps, has ensured that these houses are no longer monotonously alike. Lining both sides of U.S. 52, they are (or were) primarily one-story frame bungalows or shotgun houses. Maybeury's tightly built-up core, its setting in a deep mountain valley, and its generally unkempt appearance introduce the Coal Heritage Trail.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.