Old Stone House (Morgantown, West Virginia)

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Old Stone House
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Old Stone House, August 2008
Old Stone House (Morgantown, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Old Stone House (Morgantown, West Virginia)
Location Chestnut St., Morgantown, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°37′49″N 79°57′26″W / 39.63028°N 79.95722°W / 39.63028; -79.95722Coordinates: 39°37′49″N 79°57′26″W / 39.63028°N 79.95722°W / 39.63028; -79.95722
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built c. 1796
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001290[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1972

Old Stone House is a historic home located at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. The original section was built about 1796, and is a two-story stone structure measuring 26 feet, 8 inches, by 20 feet, 8 inches. A one-story, timber frame addition built in the early 1900s and measures 16 feet, 7 inches, by 16 feet, 4 inches. The Old Stone House was the home of John W. Thompson, a potter in early Morgan's Town. He was able to create red ware and stoneware pots from the clay found in the basement of the house. It is one of the oldest surviving examples of rustic pioneer architecture in Monongalia County. In 1935, it became headquarters of the Morgantown Service League, who operates a gift shop in the house.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is located in the Downtown Morgantown Historic District, listed in 1996.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Stone House". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.