The Times West Virginian

September 1, 2013

Downtown building to get new life

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

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

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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