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Marshall Hansford House

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c. 1856. Southwest corner of Washington and Charles sts.
  • Marshall Hansford House (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Paul D. Marshall)

Combining Federal proportions with Greek Revival details, Pratt's most impressive residence is a handsome, five-bay, two-story brick mansion, with a long, one-story rear ell. Its original pedimented two-story portico over the central bay has been replaced with a one-story porch extending the length of the facade. In the rear yard, facing Charles Street, is a small brick building with the legend “Veazey 1901” carved in a stone lintel over its entrance. Oscar A. Veazey, who purchased the property in 1880 and was appointed West Virginia's first state mine inspector in 1883, had his office here.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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