Lafayette Coal Mining Era Buildings Thematic Resource
Listed properties represent the period in Lafayette’s history when coal mining dominated the lives of its citizens. From the 1880s through the 1930s, coal was the mainstay of the economy. The properties selected reflect a cross section of those associated with the coal mining era. They each occupied a central role in the community and are representative of their type and style.
(Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1983.)
Built in 1892, with funds provided primarily by town founder Mary Miller, this single story building with a steeply pitched roof, served the Lafayette coal mining families as a church meeting hall, hospital, and library.