Preserving the History of the City of Bluefield
The Bluefield Historical Society includes people interested in preserving the beautiful homes and history of the City of Bluefield, West Virginia. We hold a meeting once a year. Our annual meeting is held on a Monday in August, day to be announced in July 2021.
On September 29, 1992, Bluefield was notified that 250 residential homes were listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The four areas are Country Club Hill Historic District, Jefferson Street Historic District, South Bluefield Historic District, and the Upper Oakhurst Historic District. These four residential districts are in addition to the Downtown Historic District. Since that time, and with its later revitalization, the Bluefield Historical Society has sought to promote this area.
This beautifully and lovingly crafted coffee table style book features a well thought out catalog of photographer, Hal Brainerd's finest work. Brainerd has captured the heart and soul of Beautiful Bluefield's exquisite and hidden treasures.
The Driving Tour
This driving tour showcases mostly the 1920's and 1930's architecture of Colonial Revival and Neo-Classical design found in the Country Club Hill and Oakhurst Avenue areas of Bluefield. The city of Bluefield boasts possibly the largest concentration of Neo-Classical Colonial Revival homes in the state of West Virginia.
Nine of these markers, like the one pictured above, are placed in the residential historic districts of Bluefield. The Bluefield seal is located at the top of the markers.
Many homes in the historic district have similar plaques stating that they are on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.