Adaland

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This article is about the historic house. For the community, see Adaland, West Virginia.
Adaland
ADALAND, PHILIPPI, BARBOUR COUNTY, WV.jpg
Adaland is located in West Virginia
Adaland
Adaland is located in the US
Adaland
Location County Route 77/5 off WV 76 at Fox Grape Run, Berryburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°12′4″N 80°4′13″W / 39.20111°N 80.07028°W / 39.20111; -80.07028Coordinates: 39°12′4″N 80°4′13″W / 39.20111°N 80.07028°W / 39.20111; -80.07028
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built 1870 (barn 1850)
Architect James David Corder
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference #

95000419

[1]
Added to NRHP April 14, 1995

Adaland, also known as Modisett Mansion, is a historic home located at Berryburg, Barbour County, West Virginia. It was built in 1868 and is a two story, "L"-shaped, Greek Revival style brick house. It sits on a cut fieldstone foundation on top of a hill with an excellent view of the surrounding hills, farms, mines, and gardens. Also on the property are a contributing carriage house (1872) and 19th century barn. The property was purchased by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Ira E. Robinson in 1920.[2] It is open as a historic house museum.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1] In 1996, the house and surrounding properties were donated to the City of Philippi, West Virginia by a nearby coal company. The house is now maintained by a private non-profit organization and is open for various types of tours, teas, weddings, luncheons, dinner theaters, and other occasions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rosemary C. Withers and Darlene Ford (December 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Adaland" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ Adaland Mansion website

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