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Old 08-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #757
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Kanawha Co. The Ruffners

Holly Grove Mansion

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Holly Grove Mansion, also known as Holly Grove Inn or Ruffner Mansion, is a historic home located at Charleston, West Virginia on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol. It is a large brick house with a front section made to accommodate three floors and rear section housing two. It features a massive two story, semi-circular portico at the front entrance. It was constructed originally in 1815 as the home of Daniel Ruffner, one of a family which helped develop the early salt industry in the Kanawha Valley. It gained its present day appearance in about 1902 when new owner, John Nash, undertook substantial remodeling.[2] In 1979, the mansion underwent an extensive rehabilitation when it became headquarters for the West Virginia Commission on Aging.[3]
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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