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The Snyder House

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Mid-19th century. West side of Grant County 5, 1.5 miles south of Lahmansville

This large log house began as a two-story structure with two rooms on each floor. Two separate log buildings were later moved to the site, and around 1870, the three units were joined under the same roof, giving the house its current L shape. Few changes have occurred since, and the resultant building stands as a textbook example of the additive nature of vernacular building traditions. Appropriate attendant buildings—smokehouse, stable, and wagon shed—along with a split-rail fence, form a picturesque complex.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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

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