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Address: Bradford and East at Kanawha, Charleston, WV

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, this area...

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, this area remains charmingly well-preserved. Most of the buildings here were constructed between 1895-1925, and styles range from Greek Revival and Queen Anne to Colonial, Georgian and Italianate. Bounded by Bradford and Quarrier Streets, East Avenue and Kanawha Blvd, the East End is an excellent neighborhood for a leisurely afternoon stroll.

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This street block is a mixture of restored century old homes and some that were in poor shape. I especially loved the huge stone church. I thought it was just beautiful and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

The area has many nice historic homes. but you can also see similar area in other places in US. Nice to drive through but no need to spend too long time here

Thank lanniandeisi
Hurricane, WV
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278 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

I love to drive through and look at the beautiful and graceful homes in the East End. It's a lovely walk in nice weather and the streets have many people out to enjoy fresh air.

Thank flt587
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This street block is a mixture of restored century old homes and some that were in poor shape. I especially loved the huge stone church. I thought it was just beautiful and elegant.

1 Thank MrEdnWilbur
Decatur, IL
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoyed driving the historical district and seeing the unique architecture of the homes. I was amazed at how most of the homes do not sit perpendicular to the street, but are at an angle. Most seemed well kept with lots of for sale signs up, particularly along the river front.

Thank TimW43
Reston, Virginia
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you're in town it's worth the time. We've traveled extensively and used to live in a town that is on the National Historic register so, while this area is pretty we've seen similarly pretty neighborhoods. Walk or drive it.

Thank SusanEMR
West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014

Century+ old goodness abounds. Many well maintained or lovingly restored with gardens, landscape accents, stained glass and the like. Walk the long block of Lee street and go over and back Virginia Street, or vice-versa, and note all the house styles. End your journey with a snack or meal at Tricky Fish or Bluegrass Kitchen, then walk off your meal... More 

3 Thank mcgervey
Orlando, Florida, United States
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Was really nice you must go drive around. The churches are beautiful.a lots of old mansions ,really old buildings.

1 Thank Sheila N
Charleston, West Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

There's Taste of India (which features an excellent lunch buffet for around $10), Bluegrass Kitchen (features a variety of homemade fresh cuisine - although they often run out of menu items), Tricky Fish (urban "beach bar"), and more. There's even a record shop that has actual phonograph records. There are new attractions coming to this area all the time.

2 Thank Joseph K
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

old matronly homes coupled with 100 year old apartment houses, this is a historic district not to be missed. the apartment houses are small, many with sleeping porches, windows in the bathroom and kitchens, i saw an old clothing line from the second story house, as revolvi9ng wheel just liked my grandmother's. this is not a disney reproduction, it is... More 

1 Thank claudia r
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We always enjoy looking at the architecture of cities we pass through, and Charleston is no exception. The downtown houses look like they were lovely in their hey-day. Some have been lovingly restored, and some are rundown. Thankfully, some are in the process of becoming what they once were. I'm sure they are fantastic to look at inside. We took... More 

1 Thank Judy C

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