First Ward School Apartments

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For information regarding leasing, please contact our partners at the Randolph County Housing Authority.

First Ward School is locally significant and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the earliest and best preserved representative example of Elkins’ first major effort to expand and modernize its educational system after the turn of the twentieth century. Built in 1907, First Ward school has been expertly and sensitively transformed into sixteen unit of affordable senior housing.

The project received funding from the West Virginia Housing and Development Fund in the fall of 2011. Construction began in the spring of 2012. The building was dedicated in September 2013.

There are 16 gracious apartments in total with eight two-bedroom units and eight one-bedroom units. Income and age restrictions will apply for all apartments.

Project Features & Amenities

  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ground floor accessible entrance
  • Elevator to serve all floors
  • Onsite laundry facility
  • Off street parking
  • Central heating & air
  • Controlled access entries
  • Onsite laundry facility
  • Washer & dryer hook-ups in each unit
  • Pets permitted
  • Non-smoking

Project made possible by:
Developer: AU Associates
Architect: OMNI Associates-Architects, Inc.
Contractor: AU Construction

Financial assistance provided by:
Huntington Bank
Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation
West Virginia Department of Culture and History
West Virginia Housing Development Fund