A Look at the Future WAMCC

WAMCC New Building

                  Above:  Conceptual View of  WAMCC at 3149 Main Street

WAMCC New Building

                           
    Above:  Conceptual View of First Floor (Main St. at right)

WAMCC New Building

                                Above:  Conceptual View of First Floor (Main St. at top)

WAMCC New Building

                                     Above:  Conceptual View of Second Floor (Main St. at right)

WAMCC New Building

                                                       

WAMCC New Building

                                                        January 19, 2011

In searching through the microfilm archives of the Weirton Daily Times, one can find that our “new” building at 3149 Main St. was first opened to the public on August 26, 1941, by Ben Bushman and Al Izenson of the Home Furniture Company.  This big event featured ceremonies broadcast over WSTV radio, while visitors experienced one of the first air conditioned stores in the Weir-Cove district.  At that time Bushman and Izenson were expanding their business, which was first located in the 1800 block of Main St. of North Weirton in 1930 and next at 3071 Main Street in 1935.

In 1986 this building and property was conveyed to Morris and Bessie Chijner of the Simon’s Furniture Company and it was operated as a Furniture Outlet.  The famous Simon's Furniture chair (shown in picture above) would be donated by the Chijner family to WAMCC twenty-four years later when our museum purchased the building.

WAMCC New Building

                                               "Our 40 Feet of Main Street"

On December 23, 2010, the original Home Furniture Co. building and property was purchased by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center.  With public support and grants for remodeling, hopefully we will be able to have another grand opening for this building.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could open our new museum on the 70-year anniversary date:  August 26, 2011?  

Our Officers and Board Members wish to take this opportunity to thank our members, community volunteers, area business, NCOA members, and elected officials, who were able to help us garner funding.  We also thank our supporters from throughout the nation, who continue to visit our website (www.weirtonmuseum.com) and our current museum location seeking our historical books, photo calendars, and Weirton Area History Game. 

Please take a peak at our calendar for important dates concerning WAMCC and our community events.     

For more information on how you may contribute toward our “new” building renovations, contact Dennis Jones at (304)-479-7266 or send your tax-deductible donation to WAMCC, P.O. Box 517, Weirton, WV 26062.  Join us in preserving our history and culture for future generations.    


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