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The Old Stone House

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c. 1813. 313 Chestnut St.
  • The Old Stone House (Rhonda Reymond)

This venerable survivor may date from the late eighteenth century, as has been claimed, but given the sluggish building activity in the years following Morgantown's 1785 founding, an early-nineteenth-century date seems more likely. At any rate, the two-story, two-bay, vernacular building, constructed of uncoursed rubble sandstone and covered with a gable roof, is most certainly the oldest structure in downtown Morgantown. Much original fabric survives inside, including a corner stairway with winders and a huge fireplace in the main room. In 1935 the Morgantown Service League, a volunteer organization, acquired the house. The league continues to maintain a craft and thrift shop on the premises.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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

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