John Drinker House

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John Drinker House
John Drinker House is located in West Virginia
John Drinker House
Location Sam Mason Rd., Bunker Hill, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°19′6″N 78°4′48″W / 39.31833°N 78.08000°W / 39.31833; -78.08000Coordinates: 39°19′6″N 78°4′48″W / 39.31833°N 78.08000°W / 39.31833; -78.08000
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1815
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
MPS Berkeley County MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

John Drinker House is a historic home located at Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia. It was built about 1815 and is a two story, five bay, limestone dwelling in the Federal style. It features an arched stone main entrance. The property includes the ruins of a log home that pre-dates the Drinker House, ruins of a stone smokehouse, and the ruins of slave quarters. A dump pile is also located on the property. The house was built by John Drinker (1760 - 1826), a Quaker portrait artist from Philadelphia. The house is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Don C. Wood (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John Drinker House". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02.