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Morrell House, Columbia & Fillmore Streets, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV



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B&W Photos

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General View From Southeast Of South (left) And East (right) Facades

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General View From Northwest Of North (left) And West (right) Facades

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General View From Southwest Of West (left) And South (right) Facades

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Detail Of East Entrance

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General Interior View Looking From Room No

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Detail Of Mantel In Room No

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East Elevation With Scale

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Perspective View From Northeast Of East Facade

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View From North Of West Side

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View Of Addition On West Side

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Perspective View From South Of West Side

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Perspective View From Southeast Of East Facade

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Perspective View From Southeast Of East Facade, Closer View, With Scale

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Detail Of Porch, Second Floor Of North Facade

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First Floor Interior View From East To West Of Entrance Hall

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First Floor Interior View From North To South Of Entrance Hall, With General View Of Stair

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First Floor Interior Detail View From North To South Of Entrance Hall

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First Floor Interior View From West To East Of Entrance Hall

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First Floor Interior View From West To East Of Fireplace & Mantel In East Wall Of Northwest Room

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First Floor Interior View Of North Wall In Central Room

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Second Floor Interior View To South Of Stairhead

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Second Floor Interior Detail View Of Stair

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Second Floor Interior View From West To East In Stairhall

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Second Floor Interior View To Southeast In Northwest (superintendent's Office) Room

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Second Floor Interior View To East Of Fireplace In Northwest (superintendent's Office) Room

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Second Floor Interior View Of Fireplace & Mantel In East Wall Of Central Room

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Second Floor Interior View From Southwest To Rear Addition


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Location
Columbia & Fillmore Streets, Harpers%25252525252525252525252525252525252BFerry, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-171
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-16; N244).
Building/structure dates: 1858 initial construction
Significance: Originally constructed in 1857-58, the Morrell House was designed by Superintendent Henry W. Clowe for the Paymaster's Clerk. Originally, the Morrell House was identical to its neighbor, the residence built for the Superintendent's Clerk which was later dubbed the Brackett House. The Morrell House was one of four Armory officers' residences on Camp Hill granted in 1868 to Storer College, an early African-American college established during the Reconstruction era. After the building was transferred to the college, Rev. Alexander H. Morrell and his family were its first occupants. Rev. Morrell played an important role in the founding and early history of the college, so it was in his honor that the building became known as the Morrell House. In the decades following its incorporation into Storer College, a two-and-a-half-story stone masonry addition nearly doubled the size of the Morrell House. For over thirty years the building was used as a summer boarding house and hotel. Known as the Sparrows Inn and later as the Shenandoah Inn, the Morrell House catered to tourists and seasonal visitors who flocked to Camp Hill in Harpers Ferry around the turn of the century. A fire in 1942 virtually destroyed the stone addition, thus effectively returning the building to its original proportions. The Morrell House currently houses the main administrative offices for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Related Names
Storer College


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST OF SOUTH (LEFT) AND EAST (RIGHT) FACADES
2. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST OF NORTH (LEFT) AND WEST (RIGHT) FACADES
3. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST OF WEST (LEFT) AND SOUTH (RIGHT) FACADES
4. DETAIL OF EAST ENTRANCE
5. GENERAL INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING FROM ROOM No. 7 TOWARD ROOM No. 11
6. DETAIL OF MANTEL IN ROOM No. 11
7. EAST ELEVATION WITH SCALE
8. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM NORTHEAST OF EAST FACADE
9. VIEW FROM NORTH OF WEST SIDE
10. VIEW OF ADDITION ON WEST SIDE
11. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTH OF WEST SIDE
12. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST OF EAST FACADE
13. PERSPECTIVE VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST OF EAST FACADE, CLOSER VIEW, WITH SCALE
14. DETAIL OF PORCH, SECOND FLOOR OF NORTH FACADE
15. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM EAST TO WEST OF ENTRANCE HALL
16. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH OF ENTRANCE HALL, WITH GENERAL VIEW OF STAIR
17. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH OF ENTRANCE HALL
18. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM WEST TO EAST OF ENTRANCE HALL
19. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM WEST TO EAST OF FIREPLACE & MANTEL IN EAST WALL OF NORTHWEST ROOM
20. FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF NORTH WALL IN CENTRAL ROOM
21. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW TO SOUTH OF STAIRHEAD
22. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF STAIR
23. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM WEST TO EAST IN STAIRHALL
24. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW TO SOUTHEAST IN NORTHWEST (SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE) ROOM
25. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW TO EAST OF FIREPLACE IN NORTHWEST (SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE) ROOM
26. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW OF FIREPLACE & MANTEL IN EAST WALL OF CENTRAL ROOM
27. SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST TO REAR ADDITION
Perspective view looking from the northeast (duplicate of HABS No. WV-171-8)
Perspective view looking from the southeast (duplicate of HABS No. WV-171-12)


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