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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

White Hall Tavern

 
 
White Hall Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 12, 2007
1. White Hall Tavern Marker
Inscription. Located directly across from the U.S. Armory, the White Hall Tavern was an 1850's community gathering place, where white males debated politics; discussed local events; and protested armory management, wages and layoffs. The tavern's close proximity easily tempted armory workers to raise a glass, or two... or three, before and during work. As a result, Armory officials took a stand that public houses, such as White Hall Tavern, ruined morals, work ethics, and even threatened armory production. Crowded building conditions posed another threat - fire. In 1856 the U.S. Government purchased and removed the front section of the building. They subsequently widened the street, creating the needed safety buffer around the Armory.
 
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 19.404′ N, 77° 43.815′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Potomac Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in front of Soldiers Rest, in Harpers Ferry Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Soldier's Rest, the Old White Hall Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 12, 2007
2. Soldier's Rest, the Old White Hall Tavern
. Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Hayward Shepherd (a few steps from this marker); Harper's Ferry History (a few steps from this marker); John Brown Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Casualty of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweets for Harpers Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Acres That Changed the World (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
More about this marker. The marker displays a photo of White Hall Tavern as it appeared in the 1890s.

This marker was moved indoors in 2009.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
White Hall Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 17, 2009
3. White Hall Tavern Marker
The marker was moved indoors in 2008-9 (likely to attract visitors' attention to the exhibits in the tavern).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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