DAVIS BUSINESS SIGNS

by David Vago

Last month, Friends of Blackwater finalized a set of 7 signs that will be displayed on certain buildings along William Avenue in Davis. Each of these signs will explain the history of what each respective building was during the heyday of the town, whether or not the buildings remain the same, have changed over time, or are no longer standing. Whether it’s the Town Hall or the Blackwater Hotel, we believe understanding the rich heritage of this once-prosperous town— for both visitors and local residents alike— is an important part of telling the story of Tucker County for all to appreciate.

1. BABCOCK BUILDING

2. BANK

3. BLACKWATER HOTEL

4. COLORED SCHOOL

5. MEYER'S GARAGE

6. PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE

7. PULP MILL

8. TANNERY

9. TOWN HALL

10. VERZI'S SALOON