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.
Sanborn map (date unknown) from Marshall University's
archives is significant for the restoration because
it shows what the original footprint looked like.
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.
imminent is the threat? Extreme: The building will not be salvageable
if the roof and foundation are not repaired immediately. A new
roof and some drainage repairs would go a long way to preserving
have had an architect prepare a plan of development and estimates
from a grant provided by the West Virginia State Historic Preservation
office. The prospect for success is hopeful.
historic architect hired for the survey grant recommended that
we remove the various add-ons to the building and focus our
energies and resources on the original building.
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