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Historic Houses of Charleston



This Georgian mansion at 746 Myrtle Road in South Hills was built in 1905 by West Virginia’s ninth governor, William A. MacCorkle. The three-story stone structure was built by Ambrose Grayson Higganbotham, who may have designed the home as well. Many famous people visited the home in the early 1900s including Adlai Stevenson, William Jennings Bryan, and John Philip Sousa. The mansion was home to a children’s museum for many years, but it is now owned by the law firm, Farmer, Cline & Campbell. It has been listed on the National Register since 1974.

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