Arthurdale, West Virginia is a historic New Deal community
Wagner and Stone Houses — "It was like moving in a mansion than we had been living in before we came to Arthurdale, over to Scott's Run. You had furnace, you had water, you had electric and things like that. Why we never had before." — Hilda Hendershot
Seventy-five Wagner style houses (pictured) were built during the second phase of construction in 1934 and 1935. These homes were two stories with cinderblock foundations, cinderblock or wood framed first floors and wood framed upper stories covered with siding.
Forty Stone houses were the third and last style built. Similar in design to the Wagners, they replaced the cinderblocks with locally quarried stone blocks. When this phase was done in the summer of 1937 the housing of Arthurdale was complete. —from plaque in front of house (Photo by Mark A. Shephard)