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

Lockwood House

 
 
Lockwood House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, July 29, 2008
1. Lockwood House Marker
Inscription. With its commanding view of Harpers Ferry and the Potomac River gap, this house has witnessed significant chapters in Harpers Ferry's history. It was built in 1847 as quarters for the U.S. Armory paymaster and later served as headquarters for Union Generals Henry H. Lockwood and Philip H. Sheridan during the Civil War.

After the war, Storer Normal School (later college) - one of America's first schools for freed slaves - began here, and for almost a century Black students and Freewill Baptist Church staff utilized this building. Today, its exterior is restored to the Civil War period, but two rooms are furnished as they were during its early Storer College occupancy.
 
Location. 39° 19.43′ N, 77° 44.134′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Fillmore Street 0.1 miles east of Columbia Street. Touch for map. Lockwood House is at east end of Fillmore Street overlooking Harper Cemetery. 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. Brackett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathan Cook Brackett
Lockwood House with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, July 29, 2008
2. Lockwood House with Marker
West Facade
(about 300 feet away); Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Jefferson Rock (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldier (about 600 feet away); Morrell House (about 600 feet away); Island Access (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Also see . . .  Storer College. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationWar, US Civil
 
East and North Sides of Lockwood House image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, May 18, 2008
3. East and North Sides of Lockwood House
The building can be partially viewed from Fillmore Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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