Engineering Building Restoration

  A hundred-plus-year-old red brick former coal company headquarters, that is now owned by the Town of Thomas, has received a major upgrade, thanks to a grant secured by Friends of Blackwater and the Vandalia Foundation. The massive Davis Coal and Coke Company Engineering Building on the Douglas Road sits directly across from the restored […]

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Engineering Building Listed as Endangered

The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia has announced that the Davis Coal and Coke Company Administrative Building just south of the historic River Street District of Thomas has been recognized as a significant endangered historic building for 2019. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011 because of its importance as […]

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Big News for Historic Engineering Building

Across the street from our office sits the former Davis Coal and Coke Company engineering building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its important role in the history of industry in the area. When the coal industry was booming, miners from Thomas, Douglas, and other surrounding towns would have […]

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Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Joe Dumire for receiving the Friends of Blackwater Volunteer of the Year award! Joe has been a tremendous help with the heritage preservation work that FOB does in Tucker County. A Thomas resident, Joe knows the ins and outs of this town’s local history and worked tirelessly to help FOB curate and install […]