Butcher Shop and Boarding House

Butcher Shop and Boarding House (HMCBZ)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.3', W 77° 43.91'

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Factory officials believed a ready supply of meat for the community was "decidedly advantageous to the interests of the armory." As a result, the armory permitted local businessman Philip Coons to erect a large butcher shop and smoke-house, as well as a substantial stone boarding house, here on government land in the mid-1820s.

When the U.S. purchased the buildings in 1863, the boarding house became workers' housing, while Coons continued to lease the butcher shop.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264502 N 4356032
Decimal Degrees39.32166667, -77.73183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.3', W 77° 43.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 18.00" N, 77° 43' 54.60" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 707 Shenandoah St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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