The D.B. Purinton House

  • $405,000
76, Grandview Avenue, South Park, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, 26501, United States
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The D.B. Purinton House

76, Grandview Avenue, South Park, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, 26501, United States
  • $405,000

Description

This Victorian home built c. 1907 for the President of West Virginia University, Daniel Boardman Purinton. Dr. Purinton was highly regarded as a scholar and philosopher. A direct descendent of John Alden, a crew member on the Mayflower, D.B. Purinton was a man of public enterprise and passion to elevate the character of West Virginia and promote the welfare of its people. Upon graduating from WVU in 1873, Purinton entered into the teaching profession at the University. After several years in the Logic and Math departments, Purinton was elevated to the position of Vice-President. In 1887 Purinton became the President at Dennison Univeristy in Granville, Oh. In 1911, Purinton returned to Morgantown where he served the remainder of his career as the President of WVU.
Dr. Purinton served as the Mayor of Morgantown, authored several books, 40 published songs, and many renowned poems throughout his career. However, his most recognizable accomplishment was the construction of  the President’s house on campus at WVU which is now listed on the National Register of Historic places.
Purinton’s son, John Alden Purinton, was the first coach of the West Virginia University Basketball team in 1904. Another son, who listed 76 Grandview Ave., as his primary residence for much of his adult life was Edward Earle Purinton. “Earle” was an international best selling author best known for his work, ‘Triumph of a Man Who Acts’. Over 700,000 copies of the book were sold, including 50,000 which were distributed to Officers of the English Army in 1919. ‘
This home has been historically renovated in 2021 after it had fallen into a state of disrepair. ‘Historic Morgantown’ a historic preservation partnership in Morgantown, WV is proud to have brought the home back to its original grandeur.

Details

Property ID
334639
4
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
Square Footage
3000
Lot Size
0.012
Year Built
1907
Style
Queen Anne
Updated on November 16, 2021 at 8:58 am

Address

  • Address 76 Grandview Ave.
  • City Morgantown
  • State West Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code 26501
  • Country United States

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