West Virginia Attractions July 28, 2022
The Coolest Place To Shop In West Virginia, Seneca Center Is A Group Of Specialty Shops In The Old Seneca Glass Building
There are plenty of shopping options in West Virginia, but none that are quite so uniquely assorted or housed in a building full of such character as the collection of specialty shops found in the Seneca Center in Morgantown.
From hair salons to a floral shop, from a quilt shop to a soap and candle gift shop, from private offices to publishing companies, from spas to human services to bicycle and athletic shops, from a patio builder to clothing boutiques to a tea room and more, the Seneca Center is a delightful hodgepodge of local small businesses, offering a little bit of everything all under one roof.
Located in the old Seneca Glass Company factory building at 709 Beechurst Avenue in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Seneca Center is one of the coolest, most interesting places to shop in the Mountain State.
For almost one hundred years, the Seneca Glass Company produced lead crystal: hand blown, hand-cut, hand-etched lead crystal, some of the finest in America. Built in 1898, the Seneca Glass Company manufacturing plant operated until 1983.
Now, the brick walls and wooden floors that witnessed nearly a century of glassmaking instead welcome shoppers and visitors to this unique shopping mall.
The character and charm of this massive old factory building that has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places has been expertly preserved even as the spot has been updated to house this collection of specialty shops.
Shoppers can peruse the variety of goods and services for sale within these walls, and while they shop, also see some remnants of the past: Seneca Glass Company glass manufacturing tools and a variety of murals depicting the glass making process.
Both the 100-foot tall glass furnace chimney and the old red water tower, other remnants from the center's glass making days, also still stand proudly overlooking all the hustle and bustle of activity that now fills these walls once again with life and industry.
Come check out the coolest shopping complex in West Virginia right here in Morgantown at the Seneca Center!
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Seneca Center’s website or Facebook page. Love boutique specialty shops? Try another Morgantown, West Virginia favorite, Hoot And Howl. Address: Seneca Center, 709 Beechurst Ave, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA