Baker House - Historic Bramwell, West Virginia
The Historic Baker House is located on Duhring Avenue in Bramwell, WV. During the yearly December Home Tour, this home is known to have beautifully decorated Christmas trees in almost every room.
BAKER HOUSE ca. 1895 is two and a half-story frame dwelling characterized by a low hipped roof and several dormers; irregular assymmetrical plan; two separate porches - one with paired columns, the other missing its columns and temporarily supported by other means. Several large windows appear in three parts - a large window in the center with sidelights. The upper sashes of these windows are divided by diamond shaped lights. Lot No. 18, Bramwell, WV.
This present day B&B once was the home of Senator Edward Singleton Baker. Senator Baker of Bramwell was a West Virginia State Senator from 1906 to 1910. He was an asociate organizer of many of the coal companies in Southern, West Virginia. In 1900 he became associated with the Bank of Bramwell as cashier and served there until 1933 when the bank merged with the First National Bank of Bluefield. He served on the Board of Education of Rock District for twenty five years. Both these Bramwell pioneers were born in 1868. Senator Baker was born in Greenbrier County,WV on July 2, 1868. The Bakers were married in 1893 and moved to Bramwell in 1894. He and his wife, Mary Ballard Baker, resided in Bramwell until their deaths. Senator Baker died on Feb. 26, 1959 at the age of 90. Mrs. Baker died in 1957. The Bakers were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia.