The Greystone


The Greystone

The above photo was taken in 1948 just after this magnificent home was purchased by George Martin and Frank Blair and turned into a restaurant.  This was a massive, perfectly symmetrical stone house that sat at the end of Kanawha Blvd E.  As Rt 60 was the main entrance into town from the East,  the Greystone was in a very good location.

 

 

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Salmon Steak  $1.75 .... Cant buy a Coke for that today.






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The location was so good in fact, that  it was decided to add a motel to the facility.  At first,  5 cottages were to be built,  but then it was decided to simply add the motel onto the end of the house. This was completed by 1951.  



 

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The Greystone survived until the early 70s.  When the Interstate came through,  most traffic bypassed the Greystone.  As there was no simple way to get to the motel,  the decision was made to close the facility and sell.







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One of the uses of the motel in it's transition phase was to lease it out to Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) as a womens dorm.





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Finally, the old Home-Motel was sold to the Open Door Apostolic Church, which has done extensive remodeling to the interior over the years.  Black & White photos courtesy of  Rev. Chris Sowards





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HISTORY


We're fairly certain that "Greystone" was built by Dr John Cannady Sr. (also spelled Cannaday)  It was built around 1930, and many articles appear at that time announcing parties and functions.   Dr Cannady was the founder of Charleston General Hospital on Elmwood Ave.  He had a son with the same name that was also a doctor and was believed to have lived there.

The house wasnt called Greystone back then.  It was called "Journey's End"  because it sat at the end of Kanawha Street, later Kanawha Blvd.  

Both Dr Cannady's (also spelled Cannaday)  lived in the Greystone.

 By 1948, it was sold to George Martin and partner to become "The Greystone".





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Dr Cannady died the same tear that the Charleston General Hospital School of Nursing building opened



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