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Editor’s Note: Matt Browning was the New River Gorge Creative-in-Residence at Lafayette Flats during December 2019. In this blog post, Matt reflects on his time in Fayetteville and the start of his career as a published author.  That Fayetteville magic. It’s a phrase that was said to me very early on during my New River […]

Matt Browning at the New River Gorge Bridge

(Editor’s Note: Mary Ann Henry is the 2016 New River Gorge Writer-in-Residence at Lafayette Flats. This is her third contribution to this blog.) One of the unexpected bonuses of coming to Fayetteville – and I truly I did not expect this – was that I was surrounded by amazing people in a progressive community. These […]

Seasons change subtly in Fayetteville. Or perhaps we should say, people in Fayetteville change subtly with the seasons. From the windows of Lafayette Flats we have a unique perspective on these changes. We have a bird’s eye view of Waterstone Outdoors, New River Bikes, and a long view down Court Street to the visitor’s center. […]

Autumn view of the New River Gorge Bridge from the Long Point Trail.

We love art and we love Fayetteville, so we were doubly pleased when we learned of an influential stained glass artist who made her home here. Elizabeth Grafton died several years ago (at the age of 99) but left a legacy of influence far and wide; seemingly more well known elsewhere than in her home […]

The Tree of Life Stained Glass by Fayetteville Native, Elizabeth Grafton

Lafayette Flats’ official Historian, Carl McLaughlin, has been researching the history of our building and in this entry, he looks at the Bank of Fayette (for which our building was originally build to house) and one of its key employees. The Bank of Fayette moved into the Malcolm Building (today’s Lafayette Flats) in 1906.  Joseph […]

As you can imagine, we spend a lot of time at Lowe’s, because it is the only large home improvement store in Fayette County. Barely a day goes by that we are in Fayetteville that we don’t make at least one visit. We thought we would like to use a little bit of our blog […]

More from Lafayette Flat official historian, Carl McLaughlin: As mentioned in my first blog entry, Antonio Gros Janutolo was awarded the contract for the building of the “Stone Building” (Lafayette Flats) by Dr. M.M. Malcolm in August 1904. Antonio began his life in America as an immigrant Italian but became a naturalized citizen in September […]

The building that will soon become Lafayette Flats is known officially as the Malcolm Building. It is a contributing structure in Fayetteville’s Historic District and is itself on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1906 to house the Fayette Bank (now located on the opposite end of the block) and has […]

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