The Times West Virginian

Local News

September 1, 2013

Downtown building to get new life

Structure at corner of Jackson, Monroe to be transfer station for the transit authority

FAIRMONT — The tall, slender building at the corner of Jackson and Monroe streets has had many lives.

It started as a morgue, some say, back in the horse-and-buggy days, even with a stable for the horses.

Since then at various times it’s been a saloon, apartment building, tire business, temporary Greyhound Bus station and even “Fairmont’s Best Kept Secret.”

Some say it was even a chocolate factory.

Now it’s being renovated for the next chapter in its life: a transfer station for the Fairmont Marion County Transit Authority.

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