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This article is about the historic house. For the community, see Adaland, West Virginia.
Adaland is located in West Virginia
Adaland is located in the US
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
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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.


  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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