“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.
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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weston Colored School (approx. mile away); Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (approx. mile away); Weston State Hospital (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Weston State Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson's Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jackson's Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gen. Lightburn (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hacker's Creek/Jane Lew (approx. 6 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 2, 2013. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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