Welch, West Virginia: First Parking Garage in the U.S.

Streamline-Moderne-style building was cutting edge when it opened on Sept. 1, 1941. JFK gave a speech in front of it in 1960. Renovated in 2005. You can still park your car in it.

Address:
59 McDowell St., Welch, WV
Directions:
Downtown, at the intersection of WV-16/McDowell St. and Howard St.
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First Parking Garage in the U.S.

First Parking Garage in the U.S.

There are still cars in the parking garage -- but not many.

[Jody High, 06/12/2020]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Space Shuttle ReplicaSpace Shuttle Replica, Coalwood, WV - 5 mi.
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Home of the MillionairesHome of the Millionaires, Bramwell, WV - 17 mi.
In the region:
Skyline Drive-In: Hank's Last Stop, Hilltop, WV - 43 mi.

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