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Fire guts historic St. Albans house

 

Photo by Kenny Kemp The oldest house in St. Albans sustained heavy damage from a fire early Friday.

Photo by Kenny Kemp
The oldest house in St. Albans sustained heavy damage from a fire early Friday.

By Caitlin Cook

Charleston Gazette

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. –The oldest house in St. Albans caught fire Friday morning. Located at 2127 Kanawha Terrace, the house dates back to 1818.

Known as Rosedale, the house was built on land purchased from George Washington’s niece, Elizabeth, who acquired the land from her uncle.

Morrison Hudson’s son, Samuel, built the house where the new high school now stands. The house was moved to its current location on the corner of Kanawha Terrace and Hudson Street in 1953, according to the St. Albans Historical Society.

“There are a whole lot of amazing things about that house,” said Kevin Bragg, a member of the St. Albans Historical Society. “It really is a huge loss for St. Albans to lose that home…”

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