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Log Houses

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Mid-to-late 18th century. South side of High St. between Brown's Alley and Duke St.
  • Log Houses
  • Log Houses

Two small, two-bay, one-and-one-half-story houses near the west end of town are typical of Shepherdstown's earliest log houses. One, with a log facade and clapboarded side walls, stands on a rubblestone foundation on the south side of West High Street near the corner of Shoe Lane. The other, now entirely clapboarded, stands a short block west at High Street and Brown's Alley. Both are similar in size and arrangement to James Rumsey's house as depicted by Henry Howe and James Taylor.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Log Houses", [Shepherdstown, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-JE22.

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