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Point Pleasant in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Corner of Sixth and Main Street

 
 
Corner of Sixth and Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
1. Corner of Sixth and Main Street Marker
Inscription.  This three-story, brick structure was built in 1901 for Drs. Andrew and Hugh Barbee, father and son. The first floor housed the post office, the second the doctors' offices and the third, the masonic hall. Dr. Andrew came to Pt. Pleasant in 1868 to practice medicine. He was a colonel in the Confederate army and the organizer of the State Board of Health. Both doctors served as Secretary of the State Board of Health and County Coroner.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & PoliticsScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 38° 50.689′ N, 82° 8.298′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on Main Street just north of 6th Street (County Road 62/29), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Point Pleasant WV 25550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Bridge Collapse (within shouting distance of this marker); 615 Main Street
The building at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
2. The building at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); 207 Sixth Street (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia (Mason County) / Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Silver Bridge Collapse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Littlepage (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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