MountainMade’s Country Store is located in the renovated Peacock Building, right on Thomas, WV’s historic Main Street. Some of the historic uses of the Peacock Building include residential apartments, saloons and retail shops.
The Peacock Building is typical of the commercial architecture of the downtown Thomas area. Architecturally and historically, the Peacock Building helps to evoke the days when downtown Thomas was a bustling center of commerce. After fires struck Thomas in 1890 and then again in 1893, the town built new commercial structures from masonry to prevent future fires. Beautiful hotels, bars and an opera house lined the streets and many of those structures still stand today.
In 2002, the Vandalia Heritage Foundation purchased the building which was in need of major repairs. Vandalia gutted and renovated the building to include the retail area on the first floor where the MountainMade Country Store is located. The Peacock Building was originally known as the Bible Building, having at one time been owned by the Bible family. Vandalia re-named the building after the Foundation’s logo which features a peacock.
MountainMade’s Country Store brings back the feel of an old-time general store. It features West Virginian gourmet foods, toys, pottery and other small gift items. It also maintains a year-round Christmas shop beside the vintage potbelly stove. A pottery studio exists in the rear of the store where customers can watch artisans create their products which are often for sale at MountainMade.
The next time you are in Thomas, stop in to shop and to see the full sized saloon bar that is currently displayed in our Country Store.