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Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Louis Bennett Library

 
 
Louis Bennett Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nessa Chan, September 29, 2007
1. Louis Bennett Library Marker
Inscription.  Home of Jonathan M. Bennett built 1875 and used as family home until 1922. Given by Mrs. Louis Bennett to county as public library to honor her husband and son. J.M. Bennett (1816 ~ 87) was active in state political and local business affairs in Virginia and West Virginia as was his son Louis (1894 ~ 1918). Grandson Louis (1894 ~ 1918) was killed while serving as a World War I pilot.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 39° 2.19′ N, 80° 27.913′ W. Marker is in Weston, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is on Court Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Court Avenue, Weston WV 26452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Flesher (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weston (about 500 feet away); Lewis County War Memorial
Louis Bennett Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Louis Bennett Library Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Weston in the Civil War (about 600 feet away); Weston Colored School (approx. ¼ mile away); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (approx. ¼ mile away); Weston State Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Seizure of Weston Bank Funds (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
 
Regarding Louis Bennett Library. Beautiful Victorian house now serving as a library. If you go inside you can look around and get a brochure concerning the history of the house, or get a walking tour brochure for the historic downtown area.
 
Additional keywords. architecture, house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2013.   2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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