Seneca Smokestack

Written by: Anthony Padovano Original Use The central feature of the Seneca Glass Company building throughout its entire history has undoubtedly been the furnace room and smokestack. During its operative years when a large number of the company’s employees were living in the nearby Sunnyside neighborhood, the smokestack was a looming reminder of the industry’s […]

CARL REGER (1878 – 1938)

Prepared By: Michael Gioulis Historic Preservation Consultant,614 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601 Born on the family farm in Buckhannon, WV, architect Carl Reger earned a high standing in his field. He has extensive training and was employed in many cities and regions including Philadelphia, New York, Washington and Los Angeles. Reger attended the West Virginia Conference Seminary […]

CHARLES W. BATES (1879 – 1931)

Prepared By: Michael Gioulis Historic Preservation Consultant,614 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601 Architect Charles W. Bates was born in Wheeling and was a prominent figure among the architects of northern West Virginia during the first two decades of the 20th century. He was highly recognized for the use of reinforced concrete in high rise and warehouse designs. […]

OSCAR WENDEROTH (1871 – 1938)

Prepared By: Michael Gioulis Historic Preservation Consultant,614 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601 Oscar Wenderoth, an American architect, designed the Old Morgantown Post Office and is associated with many government buildings built between 1912 to 1915. During these years he served as director of the Office of the Supervising Architect for the United States government. and many of […]

Post WWII Development- Morgantown

Prepared By: Michael Gioulis Historic Preservation Consultant,614 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601 In addition to the information contained in histories of downtown Morgantown and the National Register nomination of 1996, Morgantown continued to grow and expand beyond 1945, the end of the period of significance noted in the Downtown Morgantown Historic District nomination. Morgantown’s fortunes were, and […]