The Upper Town is also known as Camp Hill, for an encampment of army troops in 1799. Reached via High Street, it contains a cluster of mid-nineteenth-century houses erected for the upper echelons of the armory hierarchy. After the Civil War, Congress exempted these buildings, along with seven acres, from the sale of federal property, donating them instead to the newly formed Storer College. Storer College ceased operations in 1955, and the National Park Service acquired its property in 1960. Along with later structures, some of which the college erected, they now serve various Park Service functions.
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