Saturday, March 7, 2009

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: The Coal House

Here's an idea that didn't really catch fire: a house made of coal.

This building, on the eastern edge of White Sulphur Springs near the Interstate ramp (be careful you don't drive by), opened in 1959 as a visitors center. Then it turned into a casino/lounge. Now (as of 2007), it's closed. So, 30 tons of coal sit there, waiting for a new occupant. (Thanks to Roadside America for the data.)

By the way, the house next door is also made of coal, and is a perfectly normal residential house.

When you do visit, please -- no smoking.

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