Rehabilitation: Restoration


Arthurdale, WV

The community of Arthurdale was a favorite project of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt during the Great Depression. Arthurdale was a planned agricultural community in which 165 unemployed families from Monongalia and Preston Counties came to live between 1933 and 1937. This community was one of three in the state; Dailey in Randolph County and Eleanor in Putnam County. The community was built by the Federal Government and designed to be self sufficient in every way. They raised their own food and all stores were within walking distance. The buildings are now privately owned and our firm is currently involved in Phase I of the restoration of the Administration Building. Working with a licensed Architect on this project, we are developing plans and specifications to correct deficiencies in the building and address siding deterioration on the north wall.