Historic Building to be Razed

There are plans in Beckley to tear down a feed and hardware store that is on the National Register of Historic Places, and a McDonalds will go up in its place. The Charleston Gazette reports the owner decided to accept an offer to sell and move on. That means the Beckley Feed and Hardware building was built in 1935 will be torn down, and plans have already been approved by the Beckley Code Enforcement department. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, which was the first year it was eligible.