Virginian in 1909--Princeton

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
December 9, 1909

Hustling Little City is Being Rapidly Build Up--Work on Shops

Roanoke Times: All returning visitors from the hustling little city of Princeton, W. Va., report marked activity there in all sections of the town. The sound of the saw and hammer is heard on every hand, and many fine residences, as well as business houses, are being erected. Sewers are being put in various points of the city, and water mains are now being placed, to convey a supply of pure water from springs near the town.
Work on the Virginian shops is being pushed rapidly. The largest part of the steel work on the several railroad buildings is competed. The powerhouse and storage house are about completed and the concrete foundations of the planing-mill is also nearly finished. A number of carpenters are at work putting in the wood work on the roundhouse and paint shop.
A street car line built from the business section to the Virginian depot, will go into operation this week.
The Christain denomination is now building a handsome new church while a new Methodist church will shortly be erected.
It is also announced that an up-to-date hotel, containing eighty rooms, will be built in the near future at a cost of about $30,000*.
*Blurred on the microfilm, Best interpretation is shown.

Gordon Hamilton

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