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

Peter Buckey House

 
 
Peter Buckey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Peter Buckey House Marker
Inscription. This building was reputedly built by a Mr. Phillips, and was purchased in 1791 by Peter Buckey. He operated a hotel and a tavern here before moving up the street to open the Buckey House hotel. Peter also ran a tannery on the land just north of the hotel, which used water from a small stream (now hidden by the roadway). George Buckey bought this hotel and tannery in 1823 and managed both through the Civil War.

After the war, the building was enlarged and continued to be a hotel until well after 1900. It was owned for many years by the Pence family. On the right hand side was the office; on the left, a poolroom. A large dining room in the rear of the building was used for large parties even after the hotel closed.

The original building was a two-story frame building with a 3-bay facade, a porch along the front, and outside end chimneys. It had a one-story ell in the rear with its own chimney. The addition extended the main building to the south making it 5-bays wide, and added a second story and a two story addition to the ell.
 
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va.
 
Location. 38° 50.531′ N, 79° 52.46′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker
Peter Buckey House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Peter Buckey House
is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at stop 10 of 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 marker. Jonathan Arnold House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gum Hart / Collett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Crozet - Chenoweth / Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Crawford House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Lemuel Chenoweth House (about 300 feet away); Beverly Covered Bridge (about 300 feet away); Beverly Methodist Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Buckey Home. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. (Submitted on November 20, 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 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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