Osage in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
This building still shows some traces of the original look when it was a vital part of a thriving downtown Osage. You can see the yellow brick, pieces of the cloth awning, and hardware that held the Art Deco sign in the 30s and 40s. Citizens of various ethnic heritage and races played pool and had a drink together in The Spot, while Morgantown would have enforced segregation just two miles away.
The building to the left was one of two movie theatres on this street. Patty Thomas remembers being inside watching a movie when a big bang was heard from upstairs. They finished watching the movie, but by the time it was over, they felt sleepy and staggered out. The bang had been a gas leak that was filling the theatre. Luckily the timing was such that no one was really hurt.
Erected by Scott's Run Museum & Trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 458 Scotts Run Road, Osage WV 26543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Music (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); They Counted (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Run Railway Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher No. 3 Mine Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunny Hop (within shouting distance of this marker); Scotts Run / The First Shack (approx. ¾ mile away); Scott’s Run Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osage.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.