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Clarksburg in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Palace Furniture Building

168 West Main Street

Palace Furniture Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 7, 2021
1. Palace Furniture Building Marker
Inscription.  A seven-story building, the first concrete-steel building to be constructed in West Virginia. The first three stories were constructed in 1911 to house the Palace Furniture Company. In 1921 four stories were added to the building, as was the Neo Classical facade with its Italianate-Fascia cornice. The building which housed the Palace Furniture Company, as is evidenced by the lovely 1930 era metal and neon sign that is suspended between the third and sixth floors of the building's central bay was designed by engineer Frank Duff McEnteer. McEnteer was a pioneer in the new field of structural reinforced concrete construction. Prior to the 20th century, concrete existed, but had not been extensively exploited in conjunction with the tensile strength that steel could provide. With this new composite material, McEnteer could design graceful, functional structures, such as the Palace Furniture Building.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 39° 16.737′ N, 80° 20.246′ W. Marker is in
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Clarksburg, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on West Main Street just east of South 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 W Main St, Clarksburg WV 26301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John S. Carlile (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrison County Soldiers Monument (about 300 feet away); Clarksburg Convention (about 300 feet away); "Stonewall" Jackson (about 500 feet away); Union Meetings (about 500 feet away); Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); U.S.S. West Virginia Bow Flag Staff (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksburg.
Palace Furniture Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, November 7, 2021
2. Palace Furniture Building
Marker is located at the front far left of the building.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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