Harper House - Harpers Ferry, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 19.377 W 077° 43.848
18S E 264596 N 4356172
A historic marker in front of the Harper House in Harpers Ferry, WV
Waymark Code: WM6FFP
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/26/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 16

"From this vantage point, a succession of early residents watched Harpers Ferry grow from a tiny village into a thriving industrial community.

In 1775, town founder Robert Harper chose this hillside for his family home because it lay safely above the flood line, commanded a spectacular view, and offered unlimited native stone for building. Harper never resided here, however, because he died before the building's completion.

The Harper House is the oldest surviving structure in Harpers Ferry. Now restored as an 1850's tenant house, it represents crowded conditions and lack of housing here during the town's industrial heyday."
Group that erected the marker: Unknown

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Church St
Harpers Ferry, WV USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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