Peter Buckey House

Peter Buckey House (HMGE6)

Location: Beverly, WV 26253 Randolph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.531', W 79° 52.46'

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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.
HM NumberHMGE6
Placed ByStaunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 597690 N 4299865
Decimal Degrees38.84218333, -79.87433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.531', W 79° 52.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 31.86" N, 79° 52' 27.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 344-345 Main St, Beverly WV 26253, US
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