Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 6, 1975 · Page 8
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 6, 1975
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Link to Past Endangered from Page One ing the front parlor and the dining room, are believed to be part of the original woodwork that escaped the fire. In 1826, Ruffner advertised a notice to travelers that he was opening a house of private entertainment at Holly Grove. "just one and a half miles from Charleston on the road to Lewisburg." Travelers, who enjoyed the hospitality there, included Daniel Boone, Henry Clay, Sam Houston, John J. Audubon and, in 1832, President Andrew Jackson. Holly Grove is the only Ruffner house that has been assured preservation. Now owned by Mrs. Neil Robinson II, the mansion will be incorporated into the Capitol Complex. * * * THE OTHER Ruffner homes haven't and may not fare as well. Rosedale, the house of Daniel's son Joel, was torn down in 1969. The thick, hand-hewn logs from the original section, a two-room log cabin, were purchased and stored by the city. Perhaps built as early as 1803, Rosedale was located at 1538 Kanawha Blvd., where Carroll Terrace now stands. The Women's Clubs of Charleston and the Colonial Dames of West Virginia have plans to restore the log cabin at the Daniel Boone roadside park. The home of another of Darnel's soas, Augustus, is still standing at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. Named Cedar Grove for the cedars that no longer exist, the house is now surrounded by oM holly trees. Once a f armhouse, it is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. North "and we treat it as such," said Mrs. North. According to Mrs. Dayton, Augustus Ruffner must have neglected his fanning and lumber business when the house was being built in 1834 otherwise "... He could not have devised so many places to ornament with wood carvings... Everywhere possible appear scrolls, circles and all manner of cut-out patterns and fanciful swirls..." The exterior of the brick house has remained essentially unchanged and, Mrs. Dayton notes, it "has almost a Victorian flavor" unlike the other early homes. Although not a Ruffner house, another pioneer house featured in Mrs. Dayton's book is the MacFarland or Ruby House. *· THE HOUSE, owned by Miss Elizabeth Hubbard, sits back from Kanawha Boulevard and is barely visable with the high shrubbry surrounding the long, front lawn. The colonial-style house was built in 1836 on the "highest ground between Morris and Bradford streets." Thus, the house survived the 1861 flood when the Kanawha River rose to 60 feet. Its location was probably the reason the house was taken and used as a hospital by federal troops during the Civil War. Miss Hubbard still has the cannoaba!!. fired by federal batteries on the south, that struck the house, tearing away part of the roof. She explained that the cannonball had been passed down by preceding owners. With the start of the war, the owners, the Rubys, fled the valley. When relatives of the Rubys returned in 1865, they found federal soldiers still occupying the' house. According to Mrs. Dayton, the soldiers moved out and set up a hospital in tents under the trees until their wounds healed. MowUy ii the Gazette: The development of Rvffaer Addition. Just Arrived! New Shipment of SCANNER CRYSTALS Fits Most Scanners 3712 MacCorkle Avenue Kanawha City 925-6679 Wood Carvings Give Pioneer Home a Victorian Flavor Augustus Ruffner Built the Brick House in 1834. Antarctica Strains Seen Elegant Entrance Welcomed Travelers State Will Preserve Holly Grove WASHINGTON UP) - The search for new energy sources is straining the chances for international cooperation in the development of Antarctica, Sen. Claiborne Pell said Saturday. The Rhode Island Democrat noted the announcement by the Soviet Union last week that that country is setting up a 50-man antarctic station to prospect for minerals. He commented in releasing a declassified transcript of a hearing on U.S. antarc- tic policy held May 15 by the subcommittee on oceans and i n t e r n a t i o n a l environment of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Pell noted that the 12 signatory nations to the 1959 Antarctica treaty agreed in a conference at Oslo last month to seek guidelines for international cooperation. The treaty, to which the United States and the Soviet Union are both parties, does not mention development of resources, but declares Antarctica a demilitarized area and provides for free access for all nations for scientific purposes. At the Senate hearing Dixy Lee Ray, then assistant secretary of state, said the United States favors "an internationally agreed approach for any comment exploration and exploitation of Antarctic resources." "Resource activities must not become a cause for significant international discord," she said. She noted that the United States does not recognize any of the territorial claims in .Antarctica, some of them overlapping, by Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom. FAA Plans Probe Of Reservation Helicopter Crash PINE RIDGE, S.D. UP) - Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration prepared Saturday to try to determine the cause of a helicopter crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The helicopter, leased by the FBI for use in a search of the reservation for 16 suspects sought in the shooting deaths of two FBI agents last week, crash-landed Friday night three miles northwest of Pine Ridge. There were two FBI agents and two crewmen aboard the Sikqrsky S55B model helicopter when it went down about 7:30 p.m., said FBI spokesman Clay Brady. He said no one was injured and the helicopter landed upright. The FBI established a 300-yard perimeter around the wreckage Saturday and was allowing no one into the area. Brady said the cause of the crash is unknown, but an FBI spokesman in Washington said the crash apparently was the v result of a mechanical problem. "It looks like it just conked out," he said. The chopper was one of three being used by the FBI in its search of the sprawling reservation. Two fixed-wing aircraft are also being used in the search. 83rd ANNUAL SUMMER LADIES'SHOES-Regularl3 K to 3(T 90 9 90 1C TO 10 Miss America-Bass-Dexter-Naturafizer Cobblers-Life Stride... SAVE NOW ON FAMOUS BRANDS Sale Includes Lots of Clogs and Sandals Suitable for Now and Back to School. SHOP EARLY WHILE SELECTION IS BEST · SUMMER HANDBAGS REDUCED 25% · Since 1892 228 Capitol St. CB RADIOS ACCESSORIES ANOTHER FOR CHARLESTON PERSONALIZED SERVICE at I'm "Louie" and I'm the buyer and the Electronics Department is my baby. In fact, I started it and love it. I've been on the job at B B for over 25 years and a great deal of that time in our rapidly expanding electronics department. The world's largest Electronic show was held in Chicago, recently, and I just returned from a week of buying ... looking ... and learning. I Made Some Great Buys in Electronics CB Radios, OPENING SOON! A NEW FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BRANCH OFFICE WITH DRIVE IN FACILITIES AND PARKING IN REAR 4315 MacCorkle Ave., Kanawha City Juliette · Layfayette · Fierce-Simpson · Robyn · Johnson · Hy-Gain. In hard-to-get models, we have in stock: · #625 · #5250 #700 ·Comphone mobiles · #1023 · Comstat #35 · Also, Sideband base and mobile. XU-ONE MF.MRR FSLTC h*nl «*-hr ( I am AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF CHARLESTON HALE ST. CHARLESTON,.JW. VA. 2S332 TELEPHONE 343-5505 WALKIE-TALKIES l'.' ? , 2'/?, 3,5 watts. 3 through 23 channels and others. Walkie-tol- ft I kie coses. Walkie Talkie Antennae. NOBLE AND BASE SCANNERS IMNTMMUimJCE- HK-EWMaCYCMMElS such as: Eight-track Recorder and Player, with AM-FM stereo radio . . . full size turntable with two excellent matching speakers. . . tm mgm List $249.95 ...' . 1 49 I also bought, and just received, a cassette recorder and player... AC DC ... automatic cut-off, with fast * forward . List $49.95 Now . . . let's talk about the hottest electronic item of the year... CB Radios, and as you can see by the picture, we just received another great shipment that includes: PLUS Walkie Talkies from one to five w a t t . . . from one channel to 23 . . . with home converters. The latest model available is Robyn SX-007, complete CB kit with built-in inter-com and antenna. PLUS, all the important CB accessories, such as antennas, cable, power mikes, crystals, and hundreds of other items. If you haven't been in the B B, you have missed the area's most interesting store . . . and there is none friendlier. We've been mighty friendly long before the big oil companies began mentioning it on TV. Also... we do it all. We love to trade, so don't hesitate to suggest a trade-in. Our credit department will open your account in advance, by calling us at (304) 346-9431. Your credit can be approved when you arrive, with No Delays. 1TI Smn Sl-3«.'«3I C«. We I S«m $t

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