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Joseph Poffenberger Farm, Wash House, 17834 Mansfield Avenue, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD



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Location
17834 Mansfield Avenue, Sharpsburg vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-966-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1031).
Significance: It is a 1-room outbuilding, which was built in 2 phases. The western section of the building, thought to be earlier, was built of horizontal hewn log construction, with a large exterior fieldstone fireplace at the west gable end. The eastern section of the building was enclosed by three fieldstone masonry walls, of approximate 2' thickness. 1 1/2 stories in height, it was most likely constructed in the late 18th or early 19th century...

Subjects
Outbuildings
Farming
War (Civil War)


Related Names
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Decker, Fred L. Jr., Field Team
Steffes, Noah, Field Team


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTHEAST (FRONT) AND NORTHWEST SIDE
View looking west, with house in background
View looking southwest, through farmyard gate
North elevation
North elevation, with scale stick
Detail view of pump at north side of building
View looking southeast
View looking southeast
South elevation, with scale stick
View looking northwest
West elevation, with scale stick
Interior view looking west toward fireplace
Detail view of fireplace at interior west wall, with scale stick


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