Aspen Hall

Fourth quarter of the 18th century, 1790s, early 20th century. 405 Boyd Ave. (North end of Boyd Ave., which leads north from West Race St. west of West Maple Ave.)

A little-known rubble limestone structure, Aspen Hall is one of the largest and most elegant Georgian houses in Martinsburg. It is also one of the oldest. Edward Beeson II, a well-to-do Quaker, is thought to have completed the fourbay, two-and-one-half-story block in 1778. A twobay, two-story side wing was added in the 1790s. Early-twentieth-century additions and alterations, including dormers and a pedimented porch on the south facade, have generally enhanced the original work. The interior contains notable woodwork and an impressive stairway with an arched window lighting the first landing.

Editorial credits

  • S. Allen Chambers Jr.

Print citation

Buildings of West Virginia, S. Allen Chambers Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 532.

Online citation

SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012. Online. http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-BE17. Accessed 2014-09-03.

Location

405 Boyd Ave

Martinsburg, WV 25401

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