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Valentine Diners - West Virginia - Morgantown

Morgantown dinerMorgantown, West Virginia

  • Business name: White Tower #5
  • Street address: 2173 Smithtown Rd.
  • Open or closed: Closed
  • History: Valentine made 15 buildings for the White Tower hamburger chain in the early 1950s. This one originally was located in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. After White Tower closed, it was operated as Roney's Diner. The last business in the diner was DiNic's, a sandwich shop. The building was saved from demolition and moved to Morgantown by diner historian and self-proclaimed "dinerholic" John Shoaf in 2007. Shoaf provided this photo (right) of a temporary roof being installed on the diner after its move to West Virginia.
  • Model / serial number: White Tower / Unknown


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Entry: Valentine Diners - West Virginia - Morgantown

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: July 2014

Date Modified: August 2014

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