The McGlaughlin house, the oldest dwelling in Marlinton, is close to completion. Pictured outside the house are Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll and contractor Colt Zendik. S. Stewart photo
The McGlaughlin house, the oldest dwelling in Marlinton, is close to completion.
Pictured outside the house are Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll and contractor Colt Zendik.
Last week, Landmarks Commission member Dennis Driscoll took a look around the cabin to see the progress of the construction.
explained that some building materials had been found stored in the freight car parked behind the Depot.
"It had been leftover for years," Driscoll
"We don't know what it was from but there was enough to do that wall, this wall and that one over there.
I asked [mayor Joe Smith] if the town needed it and he
said, 'no, we want to get rid of that.' I said, 'we'll take every bit of that that we can.'"
When it came to completing the cabin, the focus was making it whole again, not replicating the way it was.
"Ninety percent of it is original," Driscoll
"This house sat inside of another house, and when they built around it, they put doors in and stuff like that to be able to move around," Driscoll
"Hopefully in the next couple of weeks, these stairs will be finished and there will be railings around up top," Driscoll
"A load of lumber went from Cramer [Lumber Company] down to Renick Mill, and they're going to turn it into one by twelve tongue and groove, and then we'll have the floor here done."
As the project draws closer to completion, Driscoll
is looking forward to seeing what business or businesses will call the cabin home.
"We will use it for something," he