The Albert E. Cox House, located in Huntington, West Virginia was built in 1896.


An Overview of the Asset
Location: West Virginia’s Huntington
J.B. Stewart created the Queen Anne architectural style.

Constructed in 1896
Original Owner: Well-known local businessman Albert E. Cox
Important Features: Has a rusticated stone base and a stone veranda.

Historical Importance
Family History in the Early Years
Ancestral Beginnings: William T. Cox moved to what is now Cabell County in 1795 from Buckingham County, Virginia, marking the start of the Cox family’s involvement in the region.

Contributions: Cox Landing got its name from William T. Cox, who opened a general shop and constructed a steamboat wharf on the Ohio River.
Cox, Albert E.
Birth and Family History: William T. Cox’s grandson, born in 1860 to John A. Cox and Adela Fuller.
Early Career: Began in his grandfather’s store, went on to own a grocery store, and eventually became the owner of a company that manufactured and sold harnesses.

The Development of Residential Use of the Cox House
First Design and Construction: Designed by J.B. Stewart, the house was constructed in 1896 as Albert E. Cox’s home and has unique architectural features.

Changeover to Commercial Applications
1930s Shift: In 1930, Albert and his family moved to Latulle Avenue, which over time saw a number of residents, including the Stevers family.
1960s Conversion: Apartments were built on the site.

As a Nightclub 1977 Transformation: Started as the well-liked neighborhood nightclub 1896 Club.
Features of the club included a stage and bar on the first floor, a dance floor with a mirrored ceiling in the basement, and recreational areas on the second story.

Closure: In 1997, the nightclub closed its doors.
With its distinctive architectural style and rich historical context, the Albert E. Cox House presents a special chance for preservation and adaptive reuse. It is presently for sale.

Albert E. Cox House
Albert E. Cox House
Albert E. Cox House
Albert E. Cox House
Albert E. Cox House
Albert E. Cox House
The rounded veranda and descending stairs to an elegant archway set this home apart.