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Reverend Nathan Bracket House, Fillmore Street, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV



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B&W Photos

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East Elevation With Scale

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East Elevation

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Perspective View From Northeast Of North Street Front

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Perspective View From South Of West Side

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Perspective View From Southwest Of West Side

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Detail Of Entrance Door

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First Floor Interior View Of Stairhall From Northwest Conference Room To Front Door (door Closed)

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First Floor Interior View Of Stairhall From Northwest Conference Room To Front Door (door Open)

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First Floor Interior View From East To West Of Stairhall

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First Floor Interior View Of Stairhall

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Detail Of Stair Turn With Scale

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Detail Of Stair Turn

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Detail Of Stair, View From North Of Newel Post

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First Floor Interior View Of Fireplace & Mantel In Northwest Conference Room

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First Floor Interior View Of South Wall With Sealed Pocket Door In Northwest Conference Room

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First Floor Interior View From Northeast Of Southwest Room

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Second Floor Interior View From Northwest To Stairhead

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Second Floor Interior View From Stairhead To West

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Second Floor Interior View From South Of Northeast Room

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Second Floor Interior View From Northeast Of Southwest Room

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Second Floor Interior View Of Stair To Attic From North Room Of Two-story Wing


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Location
Fillmore Street, Harpers%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252BFerry, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-283
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N245).
Building/structure dates: 1858 initial construction
Significance: Originally constructed in 1857-58 as one of two identical residences for Armory officials, the Brackett House was designed by Superintendent Henry W. Clowe for the Superintendent's Clerk. The Brackett House and its pendant, the Morrell House which was built for the Paymaster's Clerk, were part of the Armory's continuing plan to architecturally embody industrial and administrative reforms. While echoing the architectural design of the Superintendent's and Paymaster's Houses, also on Camp Hill, the Brackett and Morrell Houses nonetheless visually communicated their residents lower rank within the Armory hierarchy. After the Civil War, in 1868, Brackett House and the three former Armory officers' residences on Camp Hill were granted to Storer College, an early African-American college established in Harpers Ferry. For almost a century, the Brackett House was an important Storer College residence. Founders Nathan C. and Louise Brackett lived there for many years, and since that time the building has been known as the Brackett House. Until Storer College closed in 1955, the residence variously housed students, teachers, summer boarders, and even a grocery business. Among the four residences for Armory officials built on Camp Hill, Brackett House has most closely retained its original proportions throughout its history.

Subjects
Houses
Offices


Related Names
Storer College


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST ELEVATION WITH SCALE
2. EAST ELEVATION
3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM NORTHEAST OF NORTH STREET FRONT
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTH OF WEST SIDE
5. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST OF WEST SIDE
6. DETAIL OF ENTRANCE DOOR
7. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF STAIRHALL FROM NORTHWEST CONFERENCE ROOM TO FRONT DOOR (DOOR CLOSED)
8. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF STAIRHALL FROM NORTHWEST CONFERENCE ROOM TO FRONT DOOR (DOOR OPEN)
9. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM EAST TO WEST OF STAIRHALL
10. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF STAIRHALL
11. DETAIL OF STAIR TURN WITH SCALE
12. DETAIL OF STAIR TURN
13. DETAIL OF STAIR, VIEW FROM NORTH OF NEWEL POST
14. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF FIREPLACE & MANTEL IN NORTHWEST CONFERENCE ROOM
15. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF SOUTH WALL WITH SEALED POCKET DOOR IN NORTHWEST CONFERENCE ROOM
16. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM NORTHEAST OF SOUTHWEST ROOM
17. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM NORTHWEST TO STAIRHEAD
18. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM STAIRHEAD TO WEST
19. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM SOUTH OF NORTHEAST ROOM
20. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM NORTHEAST OF SOUTHWEST ROOM
21. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF STAIR TO ATTIC FROM NORTH ROOM OF TWO-STORY WING


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