Main Street of Hurricane
Historic Hurricane has sites to see from the Main Street to the neighboring roads. Take a walk and discover all that Hurricane, West Virginia has to offer.
The McCallister House, built in 1881, is an Italianate style home located on Putnam Avenue in Hurricane, West Virginia. The home was built by William "Bill Mac" McCallister, the first president of Putnam County bank. McCallister and his family lived in the residence until his death in 1925. Since then the house has been home to many families and businesses including, a law office and blind company, which remains there today. Renovations were made to the property in the late 1970s and again in the 2010s.
Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church is located along Putnam Avenue in Hurricane, West Virginia. The church was founded in 1915 under the leadership of its namesake Forrest Burdette. In May 2015 the church celebrated its 100th anniversary. Throughout those years the church has served and continues to serve its growing congregation and community through different programs and services such as a community garden and children's ministries.
The Asbury House is a two-story historical home, located beside the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in Hurricane, West Virginia. It is across the railroad from Main Street, where several other historical buildings are located. The house itself was built in 1876, and was built by McFarland "Mac" Conner, but was unfinished until 1890. Renovations were made in the 1920s, with many of the windows from the renovations surviving to the present day. This includes most of the brick as well. In 1969, the nearby Methodist Church purchased the home and it was moved one block from its original location in 1994. It was named the Asbury house by the church. Today, it stands as one of the oldest homes in Hurricane, and was added to the National Register in 1997.
Allen Funeral Home was first established in 1916 by Noah Allen to serve the families of the growing Hurricane community with care. It was the first established funeral home in Putnam County. Today Allen Funeral home still stands on Main Street in Hurricane. Four generations later it continues to be owned and operated by the Allen family.
Putnam County Bank is the first bank and second oldest business in Hurricane, West Virginia. The bank was originally located on Putnam Avenue across from the C&O Railway, but was moved in 1922 to its current location on Main Street where it has remained ever since. The building was expanded twice in 1959 and 1975. Today the Putnam County Bank has three branches and holds assets of over $600 million.
The third oldest business in Hurricane, West Virginia, Rappold's Barber Shop was established in June 1906 and has thrived ever since. The business has changed locations twice during the years it has been in business and has remained under the ownership of the Rappold family for four generations.
Old Hurricane Baptist Church Cemetery, or just simply Old Hurricane Cemetery, is one of the oldest landmarks in Hurricane. It is known to have a total of 56 marked graves and at least fifteen unmarked. Its exact origin is unknown, but the graveyard holds the remains of many important people in the early history of Hurricane.
The Hurricane Baptist Church was built on May 26, 1860 as a log cabin where not only Baptists came to worship, but Methodists as well. It was originally known as the Hurricane Bridge Baptist Church. It now sits on the end of Main Street and is called First Baptist Church of Hurricane