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Memories from Goodwill, West Virginia

The top photograph from 1887 is of the Louisville Coal and Coke Company Tipple and Power House with Justus Collins standing in front of the Power House.

Robert and Philip Goodwill opened a coal mine in Goodwill in 1886 and built the town of Goodwill. Justus Collins opened another Goodwill coal mine in 1887. Coal baron Philip Goodwill built his home in the Town of Bramwell and it is now featured as one of Bramwell's many HISTORIC HOUSES.

The "former" River's End Bed & Breakfast was originally the home of Justus Collin's brother, Jairus Collins who owned 6 mines. It is a brick and frame vernacular style home that is also located on the Bluestone River in the Town of Bramwell ,West Virginia. This historic house was built in 1911. This house can also be viewed on the above highlighted Historic Bramwell URL. The former River's Bend B&B was later located in Bramwell's Historic Hewitt House. The Hewitt house is located within a short walk of down town Bramwell on the corner of Brick and South River Street.

There were two Goodwill Coal Tipples ( Mercer County, WV ) that were operated by Louisville Coal & Coke Co. Winding Gulf Collieries. The second GOODWILL COAL TIPPLE was later built in Goodwill. It is featured in a 1939 photograph.

The bottom photograph from 1887 is the construction crew building the Bee Hive Coke Ovens at the Louisville Coal and Coke Company in the area of Goodwill, WV.

( Material Furnished: Ken Bowen, Bluewell, WV )

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