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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 (Michelle Krone)
  • Log Houses (Michelle Krone)

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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