"Coin" Harvey Residence, located at 1305 3rd Avenue,
is one of Huntington's loveliest and oldest structures.
to writer William Harvey, who is
most remembered for his theory calling for the free coinage of
silver, this cement stucco house is designed
along classical lines
with Italianate detailing. A construction date of 1874 is carved
house more recently has been used as apartments. Currently, it
is vacant except for a caretaker, there to prevent vandalism.
Daily Mail columnist Dave Peyton has joined in the call to
action to save this historic Huntington, W.Va., landmark.
To read a copy of Dave's Feb. 9, 2004, column, click the button
at the left or just click here.
house was featured in an excellent March 30, 2003, story in
The Herald-Dispatch by associate editor James
E. Casto, coving the structure's history as well as our
restoration efforts. To see the story, click the button at
the left or just click
wonderful old residence
was placed on The
National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is among
dozens of historic places registered in Huntington and Cabell
For a complete list of the area's entries on the Registry,
click the button at the left or just click
Coin Harvey House has been left to a foundation for use as a historically
preserved building. Its present status is of neglect and disrepair.
There are serious foundation and roofing problems. The exterior
plaster has begun to fall from the building. Security is being
provided by an occupant, and the heat is provided to keep the
house from further deterioration and vandalism.
the groups working to preserve this classic home are the EJ and
Lenore Kaiser & David Gerlach Foundation Board of Directors,
the Cabell/Wayne Historic Society, and Huntington