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White Hall, Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1266149
Perspective View From East, Showing Roeder Store In Background.

HB1266150
Perspective View From South, Showing Rear And Southeast Side Walls.

HB1266151
Perspective Detail Of Southwest (rear) Wall From South To Show The Projecting Stones At Eave Line.

HB1266152
Elevation Of Southwest (rear) Wall, (by Optical/mechanical Correction), Shows Projecting Stones At Eave Line.

HB1266153
Detail Of Southwest Gable Showing Projecting Stones, From The South.

HB1266154
General Perspective View For The East, Showing Roeder Store And Potomac Street.

HB1266155
Northeast (front) Elevation Without Scale.

HB1266156
Northeast (front) Elevation With Scale.

HB1266157
View To The Southwest (rear) Wall For The West, Showing Projecting Stones At Eave Line.

HB1266158
Interior, Attic, View From Southwest To The Northeast.

HB1266159
Interior, Attic, View From The Northeast To The Southwest

HB1266160
Interior, Second Floor, General View From The North, Showing Boxed Stairway.

HB1266161
Interior, Second Floor, View From The South.

HB1266162
Interior, First Floor, General View From The North.

HB1266163
Interior, First Floor, General View From The South.


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Location
Potomac Street, Harpers%2525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BFerry, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-156
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-34; N3).
Building/structure dates: 1838 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1856 subsequent work
Significance: This building was erected in 1839 by William and Samuel B. Anderson and Dr. George B. Stephenson on land which was originally part of the Wager Six Acre Reservation. The Wagers were descendants of Roger Harper. It has been used as a warehouse, a tavern, and a residence. It was located in the downtown section of Harpers Ferry during the Civil War and was a backdrop for the Armory Engine House which served as a refuge for John Brown during his raid of 1859.

Subjects
Taverns (inns)


Related Names
Anderson, William


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Perspective view from east, showing Roeder Store in background.
2. Perspective view from south, showing rear and southeast side walls.
3. Perspective detail of southwest (rear) wall from south to show the projecting stones at eave line.
4. Elevation of southwest (rear) wall, (by optical/mechanical correction), shows projecting stones at eave line.
5. Detail of southwest gable showing projecting stones, from the south.
6. General perspective view for the east, showing Roeder Store and Potomac Street.
7. Northeast (front) elevation without scale.
8. Northeast (front) elevation with scale.
9. View to the southwest (rear) wall for the west, showing projecting stones at eave line.
10. Interior, Attic, View from southwest to the northeast.
11. Interior, Attic, View from the northeast to the southwest
12. Interior, Second Floor, General view from the north, showing boxed stairway.
13. Interior, Second Floor, View from the south.
14. Interior, First Floor, General view from the north.
15. Interior, First Floor, General view from the south.


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