75 Years Ago

New Home Built


October 12, 2023

Herald of Oct. 21, 1948

Martinsburg residents were astonished at the quick construction of a brick dwelling built for the Joseph Cornelius family along West Allegheny Street. While many projects were being affected by supply shortages, the home was completed in five months. Mr. Cornelius attributed his success to making a schedule and sticking to it. Mr. Cornelius supervised the construction himself.

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