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Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Isaac Baker House

 
 
Isaac Baker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Isaac Baker House Marker
Inscription. John Earle owned the original log home situated on this property. He operated a mill on Files Creek, possibly built by Jacob Westfall near the original Westfall fort.

In 1879, Earle sold this property, as well as the larger adjoining property with mill, to Isaac, Jr., Eli, and Daniel Baker, the sons of Isaac Baker, Sr. The mill was at times both a grist mill and a sawmill. The mill burned in 1925.

Isaac Baker, Jr. built the present house around 1900 after the log house burned. He was a miller and an extensive landowner in Beverly. His son Stark, who was also a miller, later lived in the house.

Stark L. Baker was a member of the committee formed in 1899 to resolve the heated conflict between Beverly and Elkins over the county seat. He served in the West Virginia State Senate from 1898 to 1906.

This two-story, cross-shaped house is a simple Queen Anne style, sometimes called "Princess Anne". It has German siding with rake and corner boards and 1/1 window style. Its front facade is to the north with scrollwork ornamentation.
 
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va.
 
Location. 38° 50.375′ N, 79° 52.573′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph
Isaac Baker House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Isaac Baker House and Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and Crawford Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Located at stop 36 on the tour of Historic Beverly. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birkett-Cresap (within shouting distance of this marker); David Goff House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Humboldt Yokum House (about 300 feet away); Randolph County Jail (about 400 feet away); Blackman-Strader (about 400 feet away); 1841 County Jail (about 500 feet away); Beverly Bank (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Beverly.
 
More about this marker. On the left of the marker is a photo of the house, captioned, A crowd of Beverly and Elkins friends met to honor Isaac and Harriet Wees Baker at their home in Beverly in 1909 on their Golden Wedding Anniversary. In the lower right is a photo of Stark L. Baker.
 
Also see . . .  The Baker House. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. (Submitted on November 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Baker House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. The Baker House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 856 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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