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Thomas in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Thomas, Yesterday and Today

Thomas, West Virginia

 
 
Thomas, Yesterday and Today Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. Thomas, Yesterday and Today Marker
Inscription.  
Every city grows and evolves over the years. Compared the various photos with what you see in Thomas today to see what is different and what has stayed the same.

The Imperial Hotel, formerly located between the Schilansky Building (No. 6) and the Miners Merchants Bank (No. 8) (Courtesy Joseph Sagace)

Buildings 11 through 14 on East Avenue and Buildings 20 through 24 on Spruce Street

The Benedicts Building (No. 4) in 1906 prior to expansion (Courtesy Miners and Merchants Bank, photo source Joseph Sagace)

Senator Abraham Lincoln Helmick's residence (no. 27), 1906 (Courtesy Miners and Merchants Bank)

The Miners and Merchants Bank (No. 8), 1906 (Courtesy Miners and Merchants Bank)

Mountain View Hotel, no longer standing, on Spruce Street (Courtesy Miners and Merchants Bank)

 
Erected by The City of Thomas, West Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Thomas, Yesterday and Today Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. Thomas, Yesterday and Today Marker
. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia, The City of Thomas series list.
 
Location. 39° 8.937′ N, 79° 29.93′ W. Marker is in Thomas, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Appalachian Highway (West Virginia Route 32), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 Appalachian Highway, Thomas WV 26292, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Thomas and the Coketon Industrial Complex / News Flash! (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring the Coketon Industrial Site / West Virginia Coal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story of a River / Life in a Coal Mining Town (within shouting distance of this marker); "All that Humanity Could Desire…" (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas, West Virginia Mine Disaster Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Underground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dwellings and Design (about 300 feet away); A Lesson in Resourcefulness (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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