By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian
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.