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

Market House

 
 
Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
1. Market House Marker
Inscription. Armory workers purchased fresh vegetables, meat, and fish every Wednesday and Saturday here at the Market House. Constructed by the government near mid-century, the building that once stood here architecturally resembled the refurbished armory buildings along the Potomac.

The Sons of Temperance, a 19th-century organization campaigning for the prohibition of liquor, financed construction of the second floor for their meeting hall.
 
Location. 39° 19.326′ N, 77° 43.812′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Shenandoah Street (Business U.S. 340), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in lower town of Harpers Ferry National Historic Site, just south of the Winchester and Potomac Railroad. 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. Home of Samuel Annin (a few steps from this marker); A Government Factory Town No Longer (within shouting distance of this marker); Floods (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Paymaster's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Casualties of Time
Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
2. Market House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shenandoah Street about 1880 (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Workers (within shouting distance of this marker); High Street in 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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