Suncatcher, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

  • Model: CU-23-561


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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 4" Clover Suncatcher by Blenko
Our wildly-popular collaborations with the Blenko Glass Company continue with a commemoration of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway's deep roots in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, represented by this hand-blown suncatcher. 
Blenko Glass Company of Milton, West Virginia, has created this custom design featuring the C&O Railway’s famous depot at White Sulphur Springs.  For this piece, Blenko Glass Company's rare Emerald Green was selected.  Beautifully represented by the world-famous glassmaker, the suncatcher's representation of the historic brick structure comes from the C&O Historical Society’s vast archives of C&O Railway company documents and diagrams.


Surrounding the archival drawing of the depot reads, “White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia” in a historically-accurate typeface that was used by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in their last decades of passenger service, which served the brick depot until Amtrak Day in 1971.  Also crafted into the glass is an etched C&O Railway insignia that can still be seen on multiple railway underpasses along MacCorkle Avenue in the Kanawha City section of Charleston, West Virginia.

Blenko has manufactured a limited number of pieces that can not only be used as a suncatcher, but also as a tree ornament or even as a paperweight.  However you choose to use yours, the finished product is a tasteful tribute to White Sulphur Springs and the C&O Railway’s history there.

The current brick railway depot, completed by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in 1930, is a one-of-a-kind structure that has served resort traffic to the region for nearly 100 years.  Replacing older structures that served passengers, it is still in use today with stops from Amtrak's tri-weekly train The Cardinal.

Blenko’s unique ability to combine their vast manufacturing experience with modern, digital-age techniques has made it possible to create these history-themed pieces with tremendous quality and accuracy.

When creating historical items for sale in support of our organization, which derives its revenue only from membership dues, retail sales, and donations from the public, we have made an effort to use American-based manufacturers wherever possible. 

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