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Many homes in the historic district have plaques like the one shown above, stating that they are on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.



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117 Oakhurst Avenue
The "Oaks" was constructed in 1908 for Judge Joseph M. Sanders.  Judge Sanders was elected as Bluefield's second mayor in 1891. 
He served on the West Virginia Supreme Court and one term as a State Senator.  Robert Sheffey, architect, designed the massive Four Square style home.  It is possibly the largest Four Square in West Virginia, boasting more than 8,000 square feet.  Dr. R.O. Rogers later purchased the house.  Dr. Rogers was one of the three physicians responsible for building the Bluefield Sanitarium.
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404 Oakhurst Avenue
Alex Mahood designed this large Colonial Revival style house for John T. Wilson, president and treasurer of Winco Block Coal Company.  It was built in 1926.
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909 Edgewood Road
Tudor Revival house truly represents the style of the period of development of the coal baron houses in Bluefield.  Thomas H. Cooper built the house for his bride in 1925 for $28,000.00.  Alex Mahood served as architect.  An English castle owned by Mrs. Cooper's family was the inspiration for the design.  The Cooper family is directly associated with the development of Bramwell and Coopers, West Virginia.  Some of the bricks protruding beyond the facade of the house contain coal dust from the family coal mines.
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625 Mountain View Avenue
Alex Mahood designed this gracious Colonial Revival house.  It was constructed in 1922 for Arthur Kingdon.  Laurence E. Tierney, Jr., a Yale graduate, and his wife, Katharine, later purchased the house.  Mr. Tierney served as president of Flat Top National Bank.  He was an advisor to Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson.  The Tierney family name is synonymous with the development of Bluefield and the coal industry
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618 Mountain View Avenue
The picturesque Neo-Classical style Arthur Kingdon house was designed by Alex Mahood and built in 1928.  Arthur Kingdon, an attorney and stockholder in the West Virginia Coal Realty Company, built and occupied many of the most beautiful homes in Bluefield.  Walter C. Shunk, coal operator, later owned the house.
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730 Parkway Avenue
Considered the most unique house Robert Sheffey designed in Bluefield, the Edna and Sidney Kwass house is a perfect example of the International style of architecture.  It resembles a ship with its porthole windows and follows this theme throughout the interior of the house.  This style is very rare in West Virginia.  The house was constructed in 1935.  It is said to have been inspired from plans from the 1932 World's Fair.


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