By Donna Akers Warmuth
The fascinating city of Abingdon is nestled in southwestern Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and located alongside the Holston River. initially often called Wolf Hills-a identify bestowed upon the city through Daniel Boone-Abingdon used to be renamed in honor of Martha Washington's domestic in England. the city at the present time enjoys a wealthy and sundry palate compatible for citizens and travelers, old and young alike. photos of the US: Abingdon, Virginia celebrates the town's singular background via providing readers an extraordinary locate of virtually two hundred pictures, showcasing many famous city entities, personalities, and companies from the prior century. those pictures painting such constructions because the Stonewall Jackson lady Institute, the Abingdon Academy, the Belmont inn, and the Martha Washington resort, in addition to the Barter Theater, certain in its alternate of nutrition and family items for performances. Long-gone yet infrequently forgotten participants additionally make appearances, permitting novices the opportunity to fulfill the folk in the back of the...
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In 1854, the Town of Abingdon donated land to the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad to build a depot. During the Civil War, the depot, as well as many other public buildings in Abingdon, was burned. This building was constructed in the early 1870s to serve as a passenger station. After the larger passenger station was built on an adjacent lot about 1909, this building was used as a freight station only. Note the goods stored in barrels waiting to be loaded. The building looks much the same today, but the two-story ticket office was removed at some point.
ON THE COVER: Pictured on the cover is the Abingdon Public School, c. 1900, which was located on Oak Hill Street just north of today’s Washington County Public Library. The school was built in 1892 but was torn down and replaced with Central Elementary School about 1925. com EARLY 1900S POSTCARD OF EASTERN ABINGDON. This early postcard shows the peaceful town tucked among the rolling hills. In the skyline, the Washington County Courthouse cupola and church steeples are visible. ) Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION REFERENCES One - CHANGING STREETSCAPES Two - LANDSCAPES AND SCENES Three - RESIDENTS AND FRIENDS Four - PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND SCHOOLS Five - CHURCHES Six - TRADE AND BUSINESS Seven - HOUSES ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This volume presents a collection of images that tell the stories of Abingdon, Virginia through history, reflecting the change from a peaceful town to a thriving commercial center.
The Martha Washington Inn is the large brick building near the bottom right. S. Courthouse and Post Office is visible next to the Martha Washington Inn. The Barter Theatre, the long brick building facing Main Street, can been seen in center of the photograph. The large open lot adjacent to the Martha Washington Inn is the Barter Green, one of the few green open spaces in town today. Valley Street, where many of the older residences still remain, is visible, running parallel to Main Street. Many of the older houses in the historic district along Valley Street have been converted to office uses.
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