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Philip Pendleton House

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Last quarter of the 18th century. West side of Berkeley County 30, 2.5 miles north of Arden

In all likelihood West Virginia's largest log house, this would-be mansion is stuccoed on the facade and clapboarded on the other walls. The central five-bay block is two stories tall, and some of its logs are 44 feet long. In the proper Federal arrangement, first-floor windows have nine-over-six sash; those on the second have sixover-six. Massive stone chimneys stand guard at each gable end of the main block. A side wing to the north was originally matched by one to the south. Philip Pendleton, obviously a prominent citizen, was one of the trustees of the town of Bath (or Berkeley Springs) when it was established in 1776.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Philip Pendleton House", [Martinsburg, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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