“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Louis Bennett Library

Louis Bennett Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. Louis Bennett Library Marker
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(about 500 feet away); The Exchange Bank of Virginia and the Lewis Maxwell House (about 500 feet away); Weston's First Bank/Bennett House (about 500 feet away); Weston in the Civil War (about 600 feet away); Brannon-Whelan House (about 700 feet away); Historic Edmiston-Ralston Building (approx. 0.2 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
Louis Bennett Library Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, July 22, 2022
3. Louis Bennett Library Sign
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2013.   2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 12, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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