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George Washington Smith Farm, House, Elk Fork Road, Ripley, Jackson County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1295325
BWPhotos 373287

HB1295326
BWPhotos 373288

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BWPhotos 373289

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BWPhotos 373290

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BWPhotos 373291

HB1295330
BWPhotos 373292

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BWPhotos 373293

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BWPhotos 373294

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BWPhotos 373295

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BWPhotos 373296

HB1295335
BWPhotos 373297

HB1295336
BWPhotos 373298


Item Title
BWPhotos 373298

Location
Elk Fork Road, Ripley, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-281-A
Significance: In its local context, the George Washington Smith House is a virtually unequaled interpretation in wood of a vernacular Greek Revival house. It exhibits two to three periods of activity. The floor plan and decorative elements of the period 1 house are virtually unaltered. Its facade entry and door are intact and although its siding and windows are from a subsequent alteration they do not detract from the feeling that the mass, scale, symmetry, and fenestration evoke of this Greek Revival interpretation of the I House. In addition, although it has been obscured from public view by the rear addition, the matching rear entry and door are also intact.

Subjects
Farmhouses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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