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Historic Houses of Charleston

W.A. Ohley House


This American four-square style house at 1118 Kanawha Boulevard was constructed in 1903 for William A. Ohley, West Virginia secretary of state from 1890 to 1893, and an investor in the Pocahontas Land Company. The Kanawha County community of Ohley was named for him. The house was built by brothers John and Wayland Davidson who became well known for the design and construction of large homes in Charleston. The house is part of the Downtown Charleston Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The house now is occupied by a law firm.

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