John Herbert Quick House

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John Herbert Quick House
John Herbert Quick House Nov 12.jpg
John Herbert Quick House, November 2012
John Herbert Quick House is located in West Virginia
John Herbert Quick House
John Herbert Quick House is located in the US
John Herbert Quick House
Location Off U.S. Route 522 on R. F. D. 1, Mountain View Drive, near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°34′56″N 78°16′3″W / 39.58222°N 78.26750°W / 39.58222; -78.26750Coordinates: 39°34′56″N 78°16′3″W / 39.58222°N 78.26750°W / 39.58222; -78.26750
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1913
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP August 23, 1984

John Herbert Quick House — also known as "Coolfont" — is a historic home located near Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, West Virginia, US. It was built in 1913, and is a large 2 12-story mansion in the Colonial Revival style. The front facade features a two story pedimented, with a one story rounded portico topped by a balustrade. It was built by author John Herbert Quick (1861-1925).[2]

In 1961 the house and about 1200 surrounding acres were acquired by businessman Sam Ashelman, who went on to establish a hotel called the Coolfont Resort in 1965. The property, including the house, was sold to a real estate developer in 2005. In 2017 the house sold to an unnamed bidder for $225,000 as part of an auction of the entire former resort property.[3]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Michael J. Pauley (June 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John Herbert Quick House" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Former Coolfont resort sold at auction", Martinsburg Journal, June 22, 2016.