Bank of Glen Jean

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Bank of Glen Jean
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Bank of Glen Jean is located in West Virginia
Bank of Glen Jean
Location Main St., Glen Jean, West Virginia
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Built 1909
NRHP Reference # 83003236
Added to NRHP February 10, 1983[1]

The Bank of Glen Jean is located in the unincorporated community of Glen Jean, West Virginia. The bank was the financial center of a railroading, mining and financial conglomerate belonging to William McKell, son of Thomas G. and Jean McKell, the town's namesake. Built in 1909, the bank operated until 1939. It is now a visitor contact center for New River Gorge National River.[2][3]

The bank is built in stone masonry, using local sandstone found above the Sewell coal seam. Exterior walls are 28 inches thick. The floors and roof are of steel construction. A panel above the door reads "Bank 1909." A 1917 addition constructed for McKell's coal and railroad operations uses wood floors and roof. The sign above its entrance states "McKell."[3] The bank resembles a smaller version of the 1907 Fayette County National Bank in Fayetteville.[4]

References

  1. Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Bank of Glen Jean". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 James C. Blankenship III and Michael J. Pauley (December 15, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Bank of Glen Jean" (pdf). National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Chambers, S. Allen (2004). "Capital Center and South Central West Virginia". Buildings of West Virginia. Oxford University Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-19-516548-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>