Osage in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Rev & Eunice Phillips
— 1940 - 1961 —
Ernie Bartola built this structure that would become the Good Humor Inn. When Eunice and Reverend Philips rented it, she named it the Bunny Hop and it became a restaurant in front and dance hall in the back at night. Lucinda and Dennis Harris bought it as rock and roll emerged on the scene; Motown songs and even one by Al Anderson on the juke box lit up the night, drawing people from Pittsburgh to Fairmont, it being integrated.
Other Dance Halls in Osage were Miss Coleman's and the Silver Dollar. Miss Sarah recalls jumping the train from Pursglove to Osage in high heels and all dressed up. Donna Linville longed to be old enough to join in, hanging out in front. Patty remembers making a beeline for the dance floor, but Dolly wasn't allowed in because liquor was sold. Lizzy Williams and John Boyd are in the front of this scene.
Erected by Scott's Run Museum & Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 39° 39.526′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 Scotts Run Road, Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott's Run Railway Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Music (within shouting distance of this marker); They Counted (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher No. 3 Mine Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Osage Spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Scotts Run / The First Shack (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scott’s Run Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osage.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 20, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. 2. submitted on July 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.