Riley House - Harpers Ferry, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 19.445 W 077° 43.937
18S E 264472 N 4356301
Quick Description: A historic home in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2021 1:43:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM14N0X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Built in 1826 as a private residence, this Federal style house was acquired by the War Department in 1837 and became U.S. Armory Dwelling No. 55. Jefferson Davis signed the deed in 1852 when the government sold the home to Armory worker James Hills. B&O Railroad engineer C.E. Riley's granddaughter, descendant of local Confederate Partisan Ranger Jim Riley (Virginia Cavalry, is the current owner and resident."
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1837

Architectural Period/Style: Federal Style

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Manor


Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Built in 1826 as a private residence, this Federal style house was acquired by the War Department in 1837 and became U.S. Armory Dwelling No. 55. Jefferson Davis signed the deed in 1852 when the government sold the home to Armory worker James Hills. B&O Railroad engineer C.E. Riley's granddaughter, descendant of local Confederate Partisan Ranger Jim Riley (Virginia Cavalry, is the current owner and resident.


Main Material of Construction: Brick

Private/Public Access: Private

Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Rating:

Additional Dates of Construction: Not listed

Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Not listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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