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Cunningham House

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c. 1830. 1983, Paul D. Marshall and Associates

This clapboarded log structure forms the nucleus of the historic area. Two stories high and covered with a gabled roof, the house consisted originally of two adjacent two-story pens, each with its own entrance and cut sandstone chimney, and an open space, or dogtrot, between. As usually happened, the breezeway was later filled in. A one-story, shed-roofed porch extends across the front, and a similar enclosed appendage is at the rear. During the Battle of Bulltown, Moses Cunningham was wounded, presumably by Union fire, when he ran out of his farmhouse and shouted “Hurrah for Jeff Davis.”

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Cunningham House", [Napier, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-BX6.1.

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