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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Armory Paymaster's Residence

 
 
Armory Paymaster's Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 5, 2008
1. Armory Paymaster's Residence Marker
Inscription.  Rank has its privileges. The paymaster, second in command at the armory, enjoyed an unobstructed view of the factory grounds and water gap from the substantial brick dwelling erected here about 1800.

Soot and noise disrupted the scene with the arrival of the Winchester and Potomac Railroad through the paymaster's front yard in 1836. The paymaster moved to new, elegant quarters on the hill overlooking the river gap. The government then leased the old structure to armory workers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 19.334′ N, 77° 43.779′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in the lower town area of Harpers Ferry National Historic Site. Hamilton Street is open to foot traffic only. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Samuel Annin (within shouting distance of this marker); Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); Large Arsenal Foundation
Armory Paymaster's Residence Foundation Trace and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 5, 2008
2. Armory Paymaster's Residence Foundation Trace and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Large Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Burned, Flooded, and Leveled (within shouting distance of this marker); A Government Factory Town No Longer (within shouting distance of this marker); Arsenal Square (within shouting distance of this marker); High Street in 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
More about this marker. In the center of the marker is a photo of Harpers Ferry circa 1885, with the paymaster's house indicated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 850 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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