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Franklin Town Hall and Library (McCoy House)

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McCoy House
1848. East side of Main St. opposite the Pendleton County Courthouse

By far the most imposing of Franklin's few remaining antebellum houses, this Greek Revival structure with an Ionic entrance portico faces the courthouse, a fitting location for the home of a man who served as deputy sheriff, justice, and representative to the state legislature. A rear wing seems larger than the main block, mostly because it stands a full three stories tall to accommodate the slope of the property. A three-story rear porch fills the ell between the two blocks, and a two-story brick slave quarters remains in the rear yard. The McCoy House now serves as the town hall and library, a fitting adaptive reuse for the home of an exemplary civil servant.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Franklin Town Hall and Library (McCoy House)", [Franklin, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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