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Willow Wall, U.S. Route 220, Moorefield, Hardy County, WV



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Location
U.S. Route 220, Moorefield, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-220
Building/structure dates: 1812 initial construction
Significance: Willow Wall is one of West Virginia's most impressive early nineteenth-century structures, built circa 1812. The "U" shaped brick mansion contains a total of thirty-eight rooms. It was built by Daniel McNeill on the site of his earlier log house which is said to have had the same configuration. Exterior features of note are the handsome double tiered portico and the Palladian windows on each wing, which if somewhat provincial in design are beautifully executed. The central block contains four rooms, two on either side of a large hall, which is papered with French scenic wallpaper. Doors opening into the hall have handsomely framed arched transoms. Rooms in the rear wings are only slightly less elaborately trimmed. During the War Between the States, the house was used as a hospital by both Confederate and Union troops, the rear porch and wings being used as operating theaters. Willow Wall, little altered from its original condition, is still owned and maintained in excellent condition by the McNeill family.

Related Names
McNeil, Daniel


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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