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Houses in Northwest Quadrant

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Various dates. Blocks north and west of North George and West Washington sts.
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant
  • Houses in Northwest Quadrant

Some of Charles Town's oldest buildings cluster around North Lawrence and West Liberty streets, north and west of the commercial center. Dr. Edwin Tiffin, who lived in the lateeighteenth-century brick house at 210 West Liberty Street, moved to Ohio because he objected to slavery and became that state's first governor. The Episcopal Lecture Room (1830s, northeast corner of West Liberty and North Lawrence streets), a stone Gothic Revival building, is now a residence, but lancet windows give a clue to its ecclesiastical beginnings. The late-eighteenthcentury brick building at 115 North Lawrence Street is thought to have been Charles Washington's office. The one-story building with a one-bay gabled front of brick laid in Flemish bond is now part of a larger complex (219 West Liberty).

Writing Credits

Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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