May 8, 2018

The Peter Burr Farm


 The Good: This farm house is the oldest standing wood structure in West Virginia. It was built in the late 1740's in what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia. Peter Burr was a farmer from Connecticut.

The modest buildings eventually fell into disrepair. In 1998, Jefferson County Historic Landmarks began restoring the house.

The Random: A reproduction of a barn from that that era has been built.

Incidentally, Peter Burr's brother was the father of Aaron Burr, who became infamous as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton.


The Fun: A crafts festival took place there on Saturday. Even though a light rain was falling, there were plenty of vendors, some living history actors in period dress, and musical entertainment.



10 comments:

  1. Farm house looks small and cute:)

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  2. ...what a wonderful log barn, it's something that is rare here. It's nice to see. Thanks Linda for stopping by, please come again.

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  3. Great house and love the log barn! Enjoyed your post.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this interesting site (and its history) with us.

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  5. This really IS a treasure, seeing the oldest building in West Virginia! Though small, it still has a porch, too! I love the steep tin roof. The craft Festival would have been so much fun!! Did you buy anything?

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    1. One note card from an artist. I've found that greeting cards are now so expensive in the stores, I can get them at the same price from an artist!

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  6. What a wonderful visit, great pics!

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  7. I do like that barn.
    Great seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I am imagining hearing the rain hit the roof on that farmhouse. Looks like it was a fun day.

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