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High Gate Carriage House, 801 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, Marion County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1280942
General View Of East (front) From Walnut Street

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East (front) Elevation Through The Entry Gates, Gates Closed

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East (front) Elevation Through The Entry Gates, Gates Open

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Center Section Of East (front) Elevation

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Center Section Of East (front) Elevation, With Scale

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Entry Section Of East (front) Elevation

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Detail Of Lantern And Door Surround Of East (front) Entry

HB1280949
Detail Of Lantern Of East (front) Entry

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Perspective View Of Entry Section Of East (front), Looking Northwest

HB1280951
Perspective View Of East (front) And West Side Wing

HB1280952
Perspective View Of East (front) And West Side Wing, Closer Range

HB1280953
South Side Elevation With Main House In Background

HB1280954
South Side Elevation With Main House In Background, Closer Range

HB1280955
South Side Elevation

HB1280956
South And East Sides Of Chicken Coop Wing To The East End Of The South Side

HB1280957
Detail Of Bracket On Chicken Coop

HB1280958
Center Section Of South Side Elevation

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West End Of South Side Elevation

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West End Of South Side With View Of Garden To Rear

HB1280961
East Elevation Of Garden Wall To The West Rear

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West (rear) Elevation From Garden Wall

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West (rear) Elevation From Garden Wall, With Scale

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Perspective View Of West (rear) From Southwest

HB1280965
Perspective View Of West (rear) From Northwest

HB1280966
Perspective View Of Center, Entry Section Of West (rear)

HB1280967
Detail Of Roof Dormers And Lantern At West (rear)

HB1280968
South Side Elevation

HB1280969
Detail Of Typical Section Of Iron Fence

HB1280970
Detail Of Original Doors

HB1280971
Interior View, Detail Of Doorways

HB1280972
Interior View, Second Floor Hallway And Attice Stairway

HB1280973
Interior View, Second Floor Of Pigeon Cote

HB1280974
Interior View Of Gas Heater, North Bath, South Wall

HB1280975
Interior View Of Gas Heater With Door Open


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Item Title


Location
801 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-256
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-80; N322).
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Significance: The High Gate carriage house was built ca. 1910-1913 by Fairmont industrialist and financier, James E. Watson, scion of the "father of West Virginia coal industry," James O. Watson. Designed by Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, the stable and the adjacent mansion remain fine examples of Tudor revival architecture with half-timbering, stucco wall cladding and clay-tiled roofs -- an academic style based upon late Medieval English prototypes that was common among suburban domestic architecture in the United States in the early-20th century. The first floor of the two-story, U-shaped carriage house housed horses and living quarters, while the second floor served both as a residence for the servants and a storage area for hay. Attached to the right wing of the carriage house is a one-story chicken house. A courtyard rests in front of the stable's entryway. To the rear of the building once could be found beautifully landscaped grounds with exotic trees and shrubs, a box garden, a lighted sunken garden with stone conversation benches, a sundial and large bird bath. Also originally located behind the stable was a regulation clay tennis court, which was the site of the Tiffany Cup Championship games.

Subjects
Carriage Houses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) FROM WALNUT STREET
2. EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION THROUGH THE ENTRY GATES, GATES CLOSED
3. EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION THROUGH THE ENTRY GATES, GATES OPEN
4. CENTER SECTION OF EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION
5. CENTER SECTION OF EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION, WITH SCALE
6. ENTRY SECTION OF EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION
7. DETAIL OF LANTERN AND DOOR SURROUND OF EAST (FRONT) ENTRY
8. DETAIL OF LANTERN OF EAST (FRONT) ENTRY
9. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF ENTRY SECTION OF EAST (FRONT), LOOKING NORTHWEST
10. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) AND WEST SIDE WING
11. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) AND WEST SIDE WING, CLOSER RANGE
12. SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION WITH MAIN HOUSE IN BACKGROUND
13. SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION WITH MAIN HOUSE IN BACKGROUND, CLOSER RANGE
14. SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION
15. SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF CHICKEN COOP WING TO THE EAST END OF THE SOUTH SIDE
16. DETAIL OF BRACKET ON CHICKEN COOP
17. CENTER SECTION OF SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION
18. WEST END OF SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION
19. WEST END OF SOUTH SIDE WITH VIEW OF GARDEN TO REAR
20. EAST ELEVATION OF GARDEN WALL TO THE WEST REAR
21. WEST (REAR) ELEVATION FROM GARDEN WALL
22. WEST (REAR) ELEVATION FROM GARDEN WALL, WITH SCALE
23. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (REAR) FROM SOUTHWEST
24. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (REAR) FROM NORTHWEST
25. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF CENTER, ENTRY SECTION OF WEST (REAR)
26. DETAIL OF ROOF DORMERS AND LANTERN AT WEST (REAR)
27. SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION
28. DETAIL OF TYPICAL SECTION OF IRON FENCE
29. DETAIL OF ORIGINAL DOORS
30. INTERIOR VIEW, DETAIL OF DOORWAYS
31. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY AND ATTICE STAIRWAY
32. INTERIOR VIEW, SECOND FLOOR OF PIGEON COTE
33. INTERIOR VIEW OF GAS HEATER, NORTH BATH, SOUTH WALL
34. INTERIOR VIEW OF GAS HEATER WITH DOOR OPEN
General view of the east front looking from Walnut Street (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-1)
East elevation (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-3)
Detail view of the lantern by the east entrance (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-8)
Perspective view (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-10)
South elevation, note main house in background (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-12)
Perspective view looking from the southwest (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-23)
Perspective view looking from the northwest (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-24)
Detail view to show roof dormers (duplicate of HABS No. WV-256-26)


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