Who we are!

The Bluefield Preservation Society was founded in 2012 to protect rich local history while revitalizing the Great Bluefield Community by demonstrating the economic benefits of cultural and social preservation.  We believe that preservation equals progress.  We recently completed the Purchase of the Granada Theather to renovate it to become a movie cinema, performing arts theater, concert and recital hall.

Why are we doing this?

We believe that Bluefield has a rich heritage worthy of preserving.  Many people can share stories of wonderful times when Bluefield was a business and cultural hub for the area.  We believe there is an adequate base in surrounding counties to sustain substantial economic growth in the city's retail sectors.  Centrally located within a 50-mile radius is a population of over 500,000 people.

The Granada Theater

Accomplishments

  • Purchase Building from DAGBA
  • Roof Replaced
  • "Envelope Secured"
  • New Marquee Installed
  • Windows Replaced/Reglazed
  • Brick Cleaned
  • Concrete Chemically Cleaned
  • Basement Cleared and Cleaned
  • Installation of New Garage Doors on Raleigh Street
  • Acquisition of the Original 1927 Wurlitzer Organ
  • Held Public and Private Tours
  • Architect/Construction Documents Completed
  • Construction Documents Approved by WV Division of Culture & History
  • Construction Documents Approved by US Department of Interior