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Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hill Building

 
 
Hill Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Hill Building Marker
Inscription. This circuit clerk's office was in a wing added to the east side of the Courthouse in 1838. In 1907, Aries Hill built this store between Courthouse and the Bushrod Crawford House where the circuit clerk's office had been. The door on the left leads to a staircase that serves both Hill and Crawford buildings.

For about thirty years, Hill operated a general store downstairs while residing upstairs. Later there was a pool hall and tavern here. Subsequent owners have operated a variety of businesses.

The front facade is stamped metal with decorative moldings on the upper windows and pediment. Many 20th century changes were made downstairs, but the upstairs residence remains virtually unchanged. It boasts decorative molding and arched windows, as well as skylights in the parlor and dining room.
 
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va.
 
Location. 38° 50.433′ N, 79° 52.502′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Court Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at stop 28 on the tour of Historic Beverly. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Hill Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Hill Building
The Hill Building stands between the Crawford Building (left) and the old Courthouse (right).
marker. Bushrod Crawford Building (a few steps from this marker); Randolph Co. Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Beverly Bank (a few steps from this marker); Beverly Public Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Foyles & Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); 1841 County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Beverly (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
 
More about this marker. On the left are portraits of Aries Hill and his wife Flawie Ameter Hill.
 
Also see . . .  The Hill Building. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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