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Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Blackman-Strader

 
 
Blackman-Strader Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Blackman-Strader Marker
Inscription.  Judson Blackman, son of businessman David Blackman who owned the store across the street, started construction on this brick home in 1861, but it was not completed until after the Civil War. The brick for the house was made on family-owned property at Huttonsville, WV (now the prison property), and the wood used was cut and milled on the same property. Lorenzo Dow Strader bought the house from his father-in-law shortly after marrying the youngest Blackman daughter, Mariah. Later they added on to the house on the north side.

The tailor shop of a Mr. Keesy was originally located on the corner of this property, but the building was destroyed during the Civil War. Strader, a lawyer by profession, built the small brick building still standing for use as his law office. It originally had a fan glass door, two windows, and a fireplace, but was later converted into a garage.

Judson Blackman stipulated in his will that the eldest daughter in each generation shall inherit this property. The home remains in the hands of the Strader descendants.

This two-story brick house is an example of Greek Revival style with Italianate
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detailing. It has a standing seam metal hip roof with scroll brackets on a deep cornice. The entrance door has Doric columns with sidelights and a flat transom. The windows are a 6/1 design.
 
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 50.437′ N, 79° 52.534′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south. Located at stop 32 of the tour of Historic Beverly. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beverly Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); David Goff House (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph Co. Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackman-Bosworth Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Beverly Antique Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Foyles & Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Occupied Beverly (within shouting distance of this marker); Beverly (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
 
Also see . . .  Blackman-Strader House
Blackman-Strader House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Blackman-Strader House and Marker
Note the outbuilding to the right mentioned in the marker text.
. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Another View of the House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Another View of the House and Marker
View of the Outbuilding image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
4. View of the Outbuilding
As mentioned on the marker this former law office is now used as a garage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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