Houston Coal Company StoreEdit profile
The Houston Coal Company Store, also known as the Koppers Store, is an intact example of a coal company store, located near Kimball, West Virginia. The 1923 Italian Renaissance building possesses a detailed brick exterior and a clay tile roof, with skylights at the roof's peak. The store served a small mining community in Carswell Hollow, first for the Houston Coal Company and later for the Koppers Coal Company. Another store, now disappeared, served the upper end of the long hollow. The store is surrounded by an expansive lawn, bordered by a stream.