Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Humboldt Yokum House
The small cottage next door served as Dr. Yokum's office. He chose not to place windows in the cottage side facing the house and the house side facing the cottage to afford privacy to patients and his family. After his death, the cottage was converted to a residence by his wife and used for rental income.
Eleanor Roosevelt stayed in this home during a visit to the Tygarts Valley Homestead Settlement of Dailey and Valley Bend, just a few miles south of here.
This two and one-half story Queen Anne style house is graced with a turret with conical roof and ball finial on the south corner of the facade. It has 1/1 windows with decorative hoods that have
Erected by Staunton Parkersburg Turnpike and Historic Beverly, W.Va.
Location. 38° 50.319′ N, 79° 52.562′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and Fountain Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Located at stop 39 on the tour of Historic Beverly. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Baker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birkett-Cresap (about 500 feet away); Randolph County Jail (about 600 feet away); David Goff House (about 600 feet away); 1841 County Jail (about 700 feet away); Blackman-Strader (about 700 feet away); Hill Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
Also see . . . Humboldt Yokum House. Page from the Historic Beverly web site. (Submitted on November 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.