Dr. James W. Hale House

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Dr. James W. Hale House
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Site, now occupied by a post office
Dr. James W. Hale House is located in West Virginia
Dr. James W. Hale House
Dr. James W. Hale House is located in the United States
Dr. James W. Hale House
Location1034 Mercer St., Princeton, West Virginia
Coordinates37°22′6″N 81°5′54″W / 37.36833°N 81.09833°W / 37.36833; -81.09833Coordinates: 37°22′6″N 81°5′54″W / 37.36833°N 81.09833°W / 37.36833; -81.09833
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Builtc. 1885
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Gothic
NRHP reference #76001941[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 12, 1976

Dr. James W. Hale House, also known as the Hale-Pendleton House, "Temple Knob," and "Temple Hill," was a historic home located at Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia. Built about 1885, it was a large, two-story plus basement brick house. The house had many Gothic Revival features, such as pointed-arch windows with panes divided by simple geometric tracery, gingerbread bargeboards, and a large verandah completely around the west and south elevations. The verandah roof was supported by more than 12 fluted columns and a cornice with dentil molding in the Greek Revival style. The house sat atop Temple Knob, a small rise said to have been used as a signal point by both Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ James E. Harding (October 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Dr. James W. Hale House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.