Casualties of Time

Casualties of Time (HMCC6)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.306', W 77° 43.839'

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Over two dozen armory workers' dwellings, ranging from modest frame cottages to substantial stone and brick houses, once fronted Shenandoah and Hamilton streets. The wood houses disappeared around mid-century, victims of fire and demolition. The government sold the remaining dwellings in 1852 to armory employees and others in an effort to secure a stable, land-owning workforce.

Buildings along the Shenandoah River proved extremely vulnerable to flooding. During the devastating 1870 flood, all houses but one on the south side of Shenandoah Street, "from the market house to the Island of Virginius," were destroyed or severely damaged.
HM NumberHMCC6
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264605 N 4356040
Decimal Degrees39.32176667, -77.73065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.306', W 77° 43.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 18.36" N, 77° 43' 50.34" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 744 Shenandoah River Dr, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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