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The Godfrey Miller Home

 
 
The Godfrey Miller Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
1. The Godfrey Miller Home Marker
Inscription. Built in 1785 by Daniel Sowers on a lot granted by Lord Fairfax dated 1753. The Sowers’ owned many horses, possibly for a livery business. In 1801, the house conveyed to Adam Douglas, an Irish export merchant and author of The Irish Immigrant. Dr. Benjamin Grayson owned the property until 1812, when John Miller purchased it. It passed to his son, Godfrey Sperry Miller, in 1857. Confederate and Union wounded soldiers received care here during the Civil War. The Millers made brick additions and reportedly installed the first elevator in the city. Margaretta, daughter of Godfrey, left the home in 1938 for use as a residence for elderly ladies. It became a senior community center in 1976.
 
Location. 39° 10.998′ N, 78° 9.948′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is on S. Loudoun Street. Click for map. The Marker is visible on foot from the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 S. Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A View of Winchester in 1745 - The Four Public Lots (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor Hotel (about 400 feet away); Second Battle of Winchester (about
The Godfrey Miller Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
2. The Godfrey Miller Home Marker
400 feet away); Frederick County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Lord Fairfax (about 500 feet away); Colonel James Wood (about 500 feet away); George Washington's Political Career Began on this Site (about 500 feet away); Rouss City Hall Historical Tour (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Godfrey Miller Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2015
3. The Godfrey Miller Home Marker
The Godfrey Miller Home image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2015
4. The Godfrey Miller Home
Historic Bulding<br>Winchester<br>95 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2015
5. Historic Bulding
Winchester
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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