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The Wirgman Building was an early 19th-century Federal-style commercial and residential building located on East Main Street (U.S. Route 50) in Romney, West Virginia. It was completed around 1825 to serve as the Romney branch office of the Bank of the Valley of Virginia, and served as a location for every subsequent bank established in Romney, including the Bank of Romney and the First National Bank of Romney. During the American Civil War, the building was used as a military prison. For a time, its second floor housed the offices and printing plant of the Hampshire Review newspaper, and by 1947 its ground floor housed office and mercantile space, and the second floor was divided into apartments.

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  • The Wirgman Building was an early 19th-century Federal-style commercial and residential building located on East Main Street (U.S. Route 50) in Romney, West Virginia. It was completed around 1825 to serve as the Romney branch office of the Bank of the Valley of Virginia, and served as a location for every subsequent bank established in Romney, including the Bank of Romney and the First National Bank of Romney. During the American Civil War, the building was used as a military prison. For a time, its second floor housed the offices and printing plant of the Hampshire Review newspaper, and by 1947 its ground floor housed office and mercantile space, and the second floor was divided into apartments. In 1964 the Wirgman Building sustained damage in a fire; it was demolished the following year to make way for the new Bank of Romney headquarters building, which opened in 1966. Prior to its demolition, in 1937, the Wirgman Building was photographed and documented by the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey. (en)
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  • Historic American Buildings Survey photograph of the Wirgman Building in 1937. (en)
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  • William Vance (en)
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  • circa 1825 (en)
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  • Hampshire Review (en)
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  • Bank of Romney (en)
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  • Peaford Company furniture store (en)
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  • Historic American Buildings Survey photographs from 1937 of the Wirgman Building's main entryway ' and the rounded interior doorway between the building's entrance and stair halls '. (en)
  • Historic American Buildings Survey supplementary documentation illustrating the architectural layout and details of the Wirgman Building, completed by Archie A. Biggs in 1937. (en)
  • John J. Cornwell ' and his brother William B. Cornwell ' purchased the Hampshire Review in 1890, and operated the newspaper from the second floor of the Wirgman Building until 1895. (en)
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  • HABS Wirgman Building Supplementary Documentation 02.tiff (en)
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  • Valley Bank Building, Romney, Hampshire County, WV (en)
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  • The Wirgman Building was an early 19th-century Federal-style commercial and residential building located on East Main Street (U.S. Route 50) in Romney, West Virginia. It was completed around 1825 to serve as the Romney branch office of the Bank of the Valley of Virginia, and served as a location for every subsequent bank established in Romney, including the Bank of Romney and the First National Bank of Romney. During the American Civil War, the building was used as a military prison. For a time, its second floor housed the offices and printing plant of the Hampshire Review newspaper, and by 1947 its ground floor housed office and mercantile space, and the second floor was divided into apartments. (en)
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