Cooper Building Pemberton WV

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Thu Feb 2 15:01:57 EST 2023

Hi Mike

I don’t have certain answers for your questions, but some observations.

I suspect that this building was a store for someone named Cooper.

Leads to the valuation map for Pemberton, and property No. 43 was purchased from T. L. and W. F. Cooper in 1916, 2 years before the building drawings.

Once the railroad purchased the property, it was either leased back to the Cooper family, or taken by the railroad. The note says it was a Section Foreman’s house.

If the railroad did indeed convert it to a section foreman’s house, it was likely painted in the standard VGN orange and white trim.

Ken Miller

> On Jan 29, 2023, at 9:26 PM, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:
> So I found the full set of drawings of the Cooper Building in Pemberton, WV.  I thought I might try to build a model of it.
> Could someone tell me what it was?  Did they build barrels or was some other purpose of it.  It has weather board.  What was the color?
> Thanks loads,
> Mike Shockley
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