Harpers Ferry Historic District

Off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia


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The Harpers Ferry Historic District comprises about one hundred historic structures in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The historic district includes the portions of the central town not included in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, including large numbers of early 19th-century houses built by the United States Government for the Harpers Ferry Armory. Significant buildings and sites include the site of the Armory, the U.S Armory Potomac Canal, the Harpers Ferry Train Station, and Shenandoah Street, Potomac Street, and High or Washington Street. The National Historic Park essentially comprises the lower, flood-prone areas of the town, while the Historic District comprises the upper town. - Wikipedia

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1979
Reference number
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Military; Transportation; Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History; Invention
Levels of significance
National; State; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Manufacturing facility
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1800; 1865
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 62
Contributing structures: 4
Contributing sites: 7
Non-contributing buildings: 3


19th Century (37,324)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1800 (173)
Built during 1800s (1,264)
District (10,338)
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (4)
Jefferson County, West Virginia (84)
Slate (5,715)
Stone (26,161)
Victorian (19,697)
West Virginia (1,918)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" and Imported Photo
  • December 29, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller