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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Monongalia Arts Center

 
 
Monongalia Arts Center Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
1. Monongalia Arts Center Marker
Inscription. Built in 1913 and 1914 under the direction of U.S. Department of Treasury Supervising Architect Oscar Wenderoth and at a cost of $97,000, this cut stone and marble Neoclassical structure housed the U.S. Postal Service and federal agencies in Morgantown for 58 years. The Federal Government vacated the building in 1973 and two years later it was purchased by the Louis F. Tanner family which presented the historic portion of the building to the community as a regional arts center. Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) opened its doors in 1978. The complex now houses a theater, gallery and classrooms for art education. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Frontiers to Mountaineers Heritage Tourism, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 37.672′ N, 79° 57.442′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Kirk Street, on the right when traveling south on High Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 High Street, Morgantown WV 26507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Stone House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Monongalia Arts Center and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. Monongalia Arts Center and Marker
line); Monongalia County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Morgantown (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Pottery (approx. mile away); Old Iron Works (approx. mile away); VFW Post 548 Veterans Memorials (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monongalia County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Also see . . .  Monongalia Arts Center. (Submitted on February 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkGovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Historic Downtown Morgantown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
3. Historic Downtown Morgantown Marker
Handsome Morgantown Historic Landmarks Commission marker; this one is across the street from the arts center, on building at 114-116 High Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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