Monday, April 7, 2014

Unknown Building

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I do not know for what this building was used as it sits on a road leading out of the town of Harpers Ferry, WV. Across the road is a piece of land known as Virginius Island, and the following piece is from the Harpers Ferry National Historic web site:

Before the Civil War, Virginius Island boasted a number of private industries, including a sawmill, flour mill, machine shop, two cotton mills, tannery, and iron foundry. Lewis Wernwag, a noted bridgebuilder from Philadelphia, was one of the island's first entrepreneurs. Following the war, two water-powered pulp mills were erected along the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Today only ruins remain of Harpers Ferry's 19th-century industrial heyday.

This is but one of the few buildings of that location that is still standing, but it does lie in a beautiful location at the base of where Jefferson's Rock is located which is right up the hill from behind the building...

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