John Drinker House

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John Drinker House
John Drinker House is located in West Virginia
John Drinker House
John Drinker House is located in the US
John Drinker House
Location Sam Mason Rd., Bunker Hill, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°19′6″N 78°4′48″W / 39.31833°N 78.08000°W / 39.31833; -78.08000Coordinates: 39°19′6″N 78°4′48″W / 39.31833°N 78.08000°W / 39.31833; -78.08000
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1815
Architectural style Federal
MPS Berkeley County MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

John Drinker House is a historic home located at Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia. It was built about 1815 and is a two story, five bay, limestone dwelling in the Federal style. It features an arched stone main entrance. The property includes the ruins of a log home that pre-dates the Drinker House, ruins of a stone smokehouse, and the ruins of slave quarters. A dump pile is also located on the property. The house was built by John Drinker (1760 - 1826), a Quaker portrait artist from Philadelphia. The house is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Don C. Wood (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John Drinker House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02.