Classically renovated 1820 Georgian–style historic home in Union

210 South Street, Union, WV 24983, USA 
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Agent Contact:
Richard Grist, (304) 645–7674

This remarkable 1820 historic home will celebrate its 200th birthday in just 4 more years. 210 South Street retains the distinction of being part of the oldest private college still standing in West Virginia. The classic Georgian style, handmade brick home, has been completely renovated and lovingly restored and today lives like a modern home. Located in the heart of the quiet village of Union, this historically important home was constructed the year James Monroe was reelected president in a landslide over John Quincy Adams.

Renowned builder Conrad Burgess began construction of the home as part of the former Presbyterian Union College, founded as the Union Academy in  1820. This was during the period when it was difficult to establish a permanent structure as native Americans repeatedly burned to ground several buildings in the area.  The early period home retains the original wide plank, heart pine floors, hand hewn support logs, fireplaces, ornate moldings (reedings, acorns, and mantles), doors and rare period Carpenter locks. The 1/3 acre corner lot provides the perfect scenic backdrop with its noted location being the juncture of Pump and South Streets.


  • 210 South Street, Union WV, 24983
  • 2 Story (2 over 2 classic design)
  • 2600+/- square feet of heated living space
  • Total Rooms: 7
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Handmade Brick Exterior
  • 3 Covered porches
  • Lot Acres: 0.32 ac
  • Exterior: handmade brick. Walls are 6,5 or 4 bricks wide starting at the foundation.
  • Foundation: original hand-cut limestone.
  • Roof: metal shingle on home, standing seam metal on front porch.
  • Date of roof: circa 1900 and front porch 1998.
  • Floor: Wide Plank heart pine, oak, carpet and ceramic tile.
  • Heat: 2008 3.5 ton Goodman elec. heat pump, Majestic gas logs, baseboard in baths.
  • Air-conditioning: central air/heat pump.
  • Custom made Cherry kitchen cabinets.
  • Windows: custom made sealed 12 light, 36”x89” down, 12 light 36”x63” upstairs.
  • Water: City (spring fed from Peters Mountain, rainwater soft, excellent taste).
  • Sewer: City
  • Water Heater: electric 55 gallon, put in use in 2008 .
  • Telephone: Landline – Frontier carrier.
  • Internet: DSL – through Frontier.
  • Cellphone Coverage: excellent.
  • Items to Convey: GE Stainless steel “Profile” refrigerator, Frigidaire Affinity washer/ dryer, GE smooth top range/oven, Bosch dishwasher, Badger disposal, microwave.
  • Cedar & Pine plantation shutters crafted in Georgia 1”x18”x 89” first floor, 1”x18”x63” 2nd floor. Shutter hinges are original or handcrafted reproductions.
  • Termite Bond in place with regular pest inspections conducted.
  • ADT alarm system.

Kitchen: 18’x10’
Foyer: 8’x10’
Living Room 22’x18’
Family Room: 23’x18’
Utility: 3’x8’ under stairs

Master BR: 22’x18’
Master Bathroom: 5’x5’
BR 2: 23’x18’
Bathroom 2: 5’x7’
Foyer: 6’x8’
Washer/Dryer closet 3’x3’

Porches: 3 covered porches: front 8’x48’ & back stoop 6’x6’, upstairs 8’x8’.
Porch railings: historically accurate, Chippendale style, handcrafted treated pine painted white,
Fence: Picket. Historically accurate, handcrafted, treated pine painted white.

Floor plans are under the Maps & Documents section

Crawlspace. Dry. Original hand-hewn beams in place, some with tree bark still attached.

Small. Contains the heat pump unit. 12” fiberglass insulation. Roof is 12/12 pitch. Some of the original white oak roofing shakes are still visible under the 1890-1900 metal shingle roof.

1820 Alexander Home is located at 210 South Street, at the corner of South and Pump Streets in historic Union, WV, Monroe County, West Virginia, The historic village of Union is the county seat. Elevation of the property is about 2050’.

Google Coordinates:
LATITUDE 037.5897319 N
LONGITUDE 080.5422121 W

The property is assessed in Union Corp District (#8), on Tax Map 3- parcel 72 consisting of 0.32 acres. It is listed as Lot #19.

Taxes for 2014 were assessed as Class II property in the amount of $162.94. Tax information may be found online at www.MonroeCountyWV.net. The deed is recorded in the Monroe County Courthouse, Union, WV in Deed Book 229 page 724.

210 South Street is located in Union Corp District, Monroe County, which does have some zoning and use provisions.  Currently, the home is located in an area zoned residential. However, those considering the property for a residential/commercial use (B&B, office, etc.) may apply to the zoning board to seek a conditional use zoning waiver. Further information on city and county zoning may be answered by contacting the city council and county commissioners at www.MonroeCountyWV.net.

Electric: MonPower
Cable: Frontier – DSL
Phone: Frontier
Satellite: DishNetwork or
Natural Gas: Mountaineer Gas Company
Sewage: City
Water: City
Trash Pickup: City

Excellent year round access to the property is provided by a paved, city maintained, all season road.

There is a current survey of the property, identified as Lot #19 and a plat map recorded in Survey Book 1, page 282 in the Monroe County Courthouse in Union, WV. The survey was done in November 2006 by Registered Surveyor David Holtz, license #739.  See Link under Maps and Documents on this webpage.

The home is located in the pleasant village of Union, which is the Monroe County seat and hub of all things “local”. Banking, healthcare facilities, a drugstore, grocery shopping and great family restaurants are readily available. Some of the friendliest people in West Virginia can be found in Monroe County. Monroe County has a population of about 13,000 residents and does not have a stoplight and numbers more cattle and sheep than people. The county has no fast food restaurants but there are two local restaurants, Kalico Kitchen and Corner Cafe, in downtown Union that are packed each morning for breakfast and then again for lunch.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American in 2011 and is just a 30 minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores.

The rich land in the Union area was a prize for the early settlers and they soon established their homes here after crossing the Alleghenies from the Great Valley of Virginia. Long range views of the surrounding mountains and rolling hills add to the charm and grace of this remarkable home.

Low taxes, clean water, clean air and friendly people contribute to the areas exceptional quality of life.

Numerous and various species of migratory songbirds, blue birds and finches are found in the area. Their songs are easily heard as there is not much in the way of extraneous noises in the area. This lack of outside noise creates a very tranquil setting and is a rare find in today’s industrialized world operating at breakneck speed.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located just 35 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC. The world famous Greenbrier Resort is 30 minutes’ drive and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Roanoke is 90 minutes, DC is 5 hours and Charlotte is 3 hours away.


In Union, at the intersection of Route 219 and South Street, (4 way intersection) travel South Street for one block and the home will be on the left at the corner of South and Pump Streets.

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