National Historic Landmark — Lost River, West Virginia — Hardy County
The Lost River General Store has met the social and commercial needs of its rural community since its construction in 1898. A wood-frame commercial building with two stories and a covered front porch has since supplied kerosene, coffee, leather, and whiskey. A gas pump was added in about 1910. The building also served as a post office until 1988. In 1979, the Tuscarora Land Co. purchased the building and used it for their offices through 1985, when a crafts cooperative reopened it as a store. The current owners, who have made substantial restorative efforts, operate a cafe and general store.
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