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

Riley House

1826

 
 
Riley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 9, 2016
1. Riley House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1826 as a private residence, this Federal style house was acquired by the War Department in 1837 and became U.S. Armory dwelling No. 55. Jefferson Davis signed the deed in 1852 when the government sold the house to Armory worker James Mills. B&O railroad engineer C.E. Riley and family owned and occupied the house from 1907 to 1975. Riley's granddaughter, descendant of local Confederate Partisan Ranger Jim Riley (Virginia Cavalry), is the current owner and resident.
 
Location. 39° 19.433′ N, 77° 43.933′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on High Street east of Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Pvt Luke Quinn (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Brown Raiders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Branding the B&O (about 400 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Mere Machines of Labor (about 500 feet away); By the aid of these machines... (about
The Riley House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 9, 2016
2. The Riley House
500 feet away); Sweets for Harpers Ferry (about 500 feet away); Springhouses and Root Cellars (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 204 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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