James F. Murray House

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James F. Murray House
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Site of the house
James F. Murray House is located in West Virginia
James F. Murray House
James F. Murray House is located in the US
James F. Murray House
Location 530 Louisiana Ave., Chester, West Virginia
Coordinates 40°36′42″N 80°33′42″W / 40.61167°N 80.56167°W / 40.61167; -80.56167Coordinates: 40°36′42″N 80°33′42″W / 40.61167°N 80.56167°W / 40.61167; -80.56167
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1903
Architect Snyder, J.A.
Architectural style Classical Revival, American Four Square
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 12, 1990

James F. Murray House, also known as Murray-Abrams House, was a historic home located at Chester, Hancock County, West Virginia. It was built 1904-1905, and was a blond brick, "L"-shaped dwelling in a combined Classical Revival / American Foursquare style. It featured a deep wraparound porch and porte cochere and slate covered intersecting hipped roofs. Also on the property is a large 2 1/2 story frame barn built in 1903. It was the home of James Fraser Murray, (1844-1925), an individual important in the Northern Panhandle's developing oil industry.[2] The house has been destroyed.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rodney S. Collins (April 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: James F. Murray House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-20. [permanent dead link]