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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Monongalia Arts Center

 
 
Monongalia Arts Center Marker image. 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkCommunicationsEducation.
 
Location. 39° 37.672′ N, 79° 
Monongalia Arts Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. Monongalia Arts Center and Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 High Street, Morgantown WV 26507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 line); Korean Conflict Memorial (about 700 feet away); Vietnam Conflict Memorial (about 700 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); Honor Roll (about 700 feet away); To the Patriots of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away); Courthouse Square (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
Historic Downtown Morgantown Marker image. 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 was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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