West Virginia South April - May 2019 - Page 75

ONE MORE THING ❖ A PICTURE FROM OUR PAST A Grand Resort Photo courtesy Greenbrier Historical Society By Michelle James, West Virginia South Editor Workers stand outside the gates of the historic Greenbrier Hotel in this undated photo. Visitors began coming to the area centuries ago to enjoy the "healing waters." The area became so popular a hotel was constructed, but was then burnt nearly to the grounds during the Civil War. It again became popular after the war for both southerners and northerners, and in the early 1900s when the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway purchased the property and constructed a sprawling six-story, 250-room hotel building known as The Greenbrier, it became world-renowned. Submit your historic photos by emailing Michelle James at mjames@register-herald.com. APRIL-MAY '19 ❖ SOUTH ❖ 75