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The Wilbur M. Feltner Building

 
 
The Wilbur M. Feltner Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
1. The Wilbur M. Feltner Building Marker
Inscription.  
This complex, formerly known as 9 Court Square, was acquired in 1995 by F&M Bank-Winchester, and renamed The Wilbur M. Feltner Building by the Bank's Board of Directors on the 14th day of April, 1997.

Renovated from 1995-1997, these historic buildings have made a significant contribution to downtown and the heritage of Winchester.

12-14 N. Loudon St.
This property was purchased by Jacob Senseney from the Episcopal Church, the Federal style brick structure was erected in 1840. It has been home to the Winchester News, now the Winchester Star, a power company, a retail store and a print shop.

9 Court Square
Originally 2 buildings, the south side was once a maintenance shop. the North side was the location of the Jacob Senseney Law Office. This building has a flounder roof, common in populated urban areas, which maximized the building's small space. The area between the two buildings is now a hallway which joins the complex.

The Palace Bar
The Federal style building located next to the records room was once a tavern
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called the Palace Bar, built circa 1830-1840. In 1908 the local anti-saloon league won a local prohibition referendum closing 11 taverns including this one. It is rumored that the women celebrated while the men wept.

Frederick County Clerk's Office North Elevation

Frederick County Records Room South Elevation
This structure is comprised of two buildings, the clerk's office and the records room. The clerk's office, pictured above, was built in 1832 to replace one built in 1780 which was cold, damp and mildewed the records. The records room was added in 1940.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1997.
 
Location. 39° 11.054′ N, 78° 9.931′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is on North Loudoun Street just north of East Boscawan Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 N Loudoun St, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A View of Winchester in 1745 - The Four Public Lots (here, next to this marker); Frederick County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial
The Wilbur M. Feltner Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 28, 2020
2. The Wilbur M. Feltner Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Fairfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel James Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington's Political Career Began on this Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Battle of Winchester (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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