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Armorer's Dwelling House, Northwest side of Shanandoah Street, 400' west of , Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1269727
View From Southwest

HB1269728
View From Southeast

HB1269729
Interior, Second Floor, South Room, Showing Staircase

HB1269730
Interior, Second Floor, South Room, Showing Fireplace

HB1269731
Interior, Second Floor, North Room, Showing Fireplace

HB1269732
General View From Southeast, (duplicates 1961 View, Neg

HB1269733
East Elevation Without Scale.

HB1269734
General View From Southeast Showing Surroundings.

HB1269735
South Elevation Without Scale.

HB1269736
South Elevation With Scale.

HB1269737
General View From Southwest, (duplicates 1961 View, Neg

HB1269738
Interior, Attic, View From Northeast To Southwest.

HB1269739
Interior, Attic, South Room At Head Of Stair, View From Southeast.

HB1269740
Interior, Second Floor, South Room, View From Southeast.

HB1269741
Interior, Second Floor, North Room, View To Southwest.

HB1269742
Interior, First Floor, North Room (kitchen), View To Southwest.

HB1269743
Interior, First Floor, South Room, View To Northwest, Showing Stair.

HB1269744
Interior, First Floor, South Room, View To The South, Showing Interior Of Front Entrance, Window And Floorboards.


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Location
400' west of, Harpers Ferry, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-230
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-4; N4).
Building/structure dates: 1821
Significance: The Armorer's Dwelling House was constructed sometime after 1821, on land belonging to the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Due to housing shortage in Harpers Ferry, the Armory allowed employees to erect dwellings on public land. In 1832 the U.S. Government began buying these houses and renting them to Armory workers. As part of this program, William Smallwood, listed as a common armory worker in the 1820 census, was compensated by 1837 for a stone structure 16'x19', which may have been the south half of the present structure...

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
3. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH ROOM, SHOWING STAIRCASE
4. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH ROOM, SHOWING FIREPLACE
5. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, SHOWING FIREPLACE
6. General view from southeast, (Duplicates 1961 view, Neg. No. WV-230-2).
7. East elevation without scale.
8. General view from southeast showing surroundings.
9. South elevation without scale.
10. South elevation with scale.
11. General view from southwest, (Duplicates 1961 view, Neg. No. WV-230-1).
12. Interior, Attic, View from northeast to southwest.
13. Interior, Attic, South Room at head of stair, View from southeast.
14. Interior, Second Floor, South Room, View from southeast.
15. Interior, Second Floor, North Room, View to southwest.
16. Interior, First Floor, North Room (Kitchen), View to southwest.
17. Interior, First Floor, South Room, View to northwest, showing stair.
18. Interior, First Floor, South Room, View to the south, showing interior of front entrance, window and floorboards.
General view looking from the southeast (duplicate of HABS No. WV-230-6)
Closer view (duplicate of HABS No. WV-230-11)


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