This stately brick home at Philippi, West Virginia is set against the rolling hills of Barbour County and was built in 1870. The 23-room, Greek Revival mansion house has been restored with great attention to authenticity and features homemade brick and walnut woodwork throughout. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn was built approximately 1850. It has also been restored and is open to the public during tour season.
The house and land reflect the early history of West Virginia. Two socially prominent West Virginians owned the property: the original owner, Augustus Modisett, a prominent 19th century landowner, farmer, and politician who built the home after the Civil War; and the Honorable Ira E. Robinson, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court and later chairman of the Federal Radio Commission. Emancipated slaves from the farm worked on the construction of the house. which is located on the old Beverly to Fairmont turnpike, built in 1841.
Suggested $10 donation.
Open for tours May 1st to December 31st.
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