Issac T. Mann's House
Backstory and Context
After organizing the Bank of Bramwell, Mann became the President of Pocahontas Fuel Company and served as the President of the Bank and the Pocahontas Fuel Company for three decades. Mann was very wealthy. He built his family a “magnificent mansion”. This house sits alone on the first street on Bloch Street, although a specific address is not listed.
Isaac T. Man later married Vernie Meyers. The couple had two children, William and Alice. When the two where children, Isaac Mann built the children a mansion-sized playhouse. In fact it is referred to as the "Playhouse". The "Playhouse" can be seen during one of the towns tours, but it is surrounded by a rather large brick wall.
In 1890, Isaac T. Mann organized and built the the Bramwell Presbyterian Church. The historic church was constructed out of local bluestone. In 1904, the church held its first service and has not closed its doors since. When you visit the town, you can tour the church.
Isaac T. Mann made such an impact on West Virginia that the town Ittmann in Wyoming County is named after him.
Toothman, Fred R. Great Coal Leaders of West Virginia. Huntington: Vandalia Book Co., 1988.