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Architect Paul D. Marshall (July 19, 1930-September 28, 2017) was born in Charleston. His work comprises 122 preservation and restoration projects on prominent public buildings and structures, including the State Capitol; Old Main at Marshall University; Woodburn Hall at West Virginia University; Graceland, former home of Sen. Henry G. Davis in Elkins; bridges in Barrackville and Philippi; and other projects.

Marshall graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1948. A fourth generation glass cutter, he worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Kanawha City until 1965. He learned architecture while working as a draftsman for two Charleston firms, Martens & Son and Zando, Martin and Milstead. In 1970, he became a registered architect in West Virginia. Two years later he started his own architectural firm in Charleston, which was incorporated in 1977 as Paul D. Marshall & Associates.

Marshall published studies of historic buildings and sites, including the 1980 New River Gorge National River cultural resources study. In Charleston, Marshall’s projects include the Glenwood and Breezemont mansions, First Presbyterian Church, and Capitol Theater. Outside Charleston, Marshall worked on Dutch Hollow Wine Cellars in Dunbar; Blaker’s Mill at Jackson’s Mill; buildings at Bulltown Historic Area; High Gate Carriage House in Fairmont; and the James C. McGrew House in Kingwood.

Marshall retired in 1998 and moved to South Carolina. A member and officer in several national, state, and local professional organizations, he remained active in the American Institute of Architects.

Last Revised on July 21, 2023

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