- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - It’s been more than three decades since two stone gargoyles watched over Parkersburg from their perches on the old city hall.

Now, a preservation group is raising $900 to return the 27-inch-high gargoyles to the city.

The gargoyles’ owner, Bernard Powers of Unionville, Virginia, was working for Mountain State Demolition when the company razed the old city hall in September 1980. He had the gargoyles removed from the building and put into storage.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1K1MFdC ) reports that Powers came to the newspaper looking for a contact about who would be interested in the gargoyles. Powers accepted a $900 offer from Bob Enoch, president of the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society.

Mayor Jimmy Colombo says the gargoyles will be placed on pedestals in the municipal building.

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Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), https://www.newsandsentinel.com


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