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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Central Restaurant

 
 
New Central Restaurant “Marker” image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
1. New Central Restaurant “Marker”
The Charles Town courthouse can be seen reflected on the glass.
Inscription. Washington Hall, the building in which this restaurant is located, was destroyed by fire started by Union soldiers in the Civil War. It was restored by the people of Charles Town in 1874. The first floor was used as a market house from the time the original building was erected in 1806. The site for the building was donated by Charles Washington, a brother of the first President, who owned the land on which Charles Town was built.
 
Location. 39° 17.349′ N, 77° 51.606′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of North George Street (West Virginia Route 115) and Washington Street (West Virginia Route 51) on North George Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Trial of John Brown (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Explore the Washington Heritage Trail / Afoot in Historic Charles Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Washington's Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Treason Trials (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson County Courthouse (within shouting distance
Charles Washington Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 16, 2007
2. Charles Washington Hall
Building faces the Post Office. This “marker” is the small “window” to the right of the trash can.
of this marker); Confederate Soldiers of Jefferson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Town (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
More about this marker. Does this sign qualify for inclusion in this database of permanent outdoor historical markers? Strictly speaking, it doesnít. It is not a permanent marker. It is a paperboard sign posted behind a locked glass frame. The building owner or tenant could replace it with an advertisement or restaurant menu any time her or she wishes to do so. But it has been here for a number of years and survived the restaurant named on its face, which has been replaced by Shu Chenís Chinese Restaurant. And the building, Charles Washington Hall, is historic and deserves a permanent historical marker. Then thereís the fact that the Editor of this website submitted it for publication. ...
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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