Shrewsbury Street

This street features sites and buildings that figure prominently into West Virginia’s African-American history. Among these are the Sam Starks House, located at 413 Shrewsbury St. Sam Starks was a Charleston native who lived from 1866 to 1908 and was a nationally known African-American leader. He achieved many levels of acclaim, including being appointed as the first black state librarian in the U.S. Shrewsbury Street runs between the 1000 block of Washington Street and Lewis Street.