Armory Workers

Armory Workers (HMCC4)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.314', W 77° 43.862'

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Expanding armory operations in the opening decades of the 19th century resulted in overcrowded and unhealthy living conditions for workers. Families shared inadequate, unventilated housing, while single men slept in the workshops.

To alleviate the housing shortage, armory superintendent James Stubblefield allowed workers to erect dwellings, at their own expense, on public lands along the Shenandoah River, "being the only disposable level ground at the armory." In the late 1820s and 1830s, the U.S. Government purchased the privately-built houses and leased them back to the workers.
HM NumberHMCC4
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264572 N 4356056
Decimal Degrees39.32190000, -77.73103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.314', W 77° 43.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 18.84" N, 77° 43' 51.72" 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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