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Poorhouse

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213 E German St. Town records list the poorhouse as early as 1805. Here, following Elizabethan tradition, the town provided a modicum of care for the poor and elderly. Though it began as a log house, it has been enlarged and covered with wooden siding. Iron rings in the attic rafters suggest that some of the residents may have been restrained.


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213 E. German Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
This location was created on 2017-06-09 by Kayla Piechowiak , Historic Shepherdstown Commission .   It was last updated on 2017-07-31 by Kayla Piechowiak , Historic Shepherdstown Commission .

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