Samuel Shrewsbury House, Belle
Samuel Shrewsbury house in Belle, WV
The front view of Samuel Shrewsbury house in Belle West Virginia.
The brass plaques on front porch inscribed with the names and dates of the house dedication ceremony.
The original well site on the grounds of the house. It was reconstructed when the house was restored in 1980- 1985.
WV Historical Marker
Backstory and Context
One of the oldest homes in the western half of West Virginia, Shrewsbury built this home from stone to replace a previous home that was constructed from rough-hewn logs similar to most other homes in the area. The appearance of this sandstone home in 1810 is a reflection of the family's wealth that expanded with the creation of saltworks throughout the region. The home is made of single-pile sandstone and the roof of the house is a medium pitched gable with rubble walls that are up to 18 inches thick together with the corners which are well strengthened by sandstone quoins.
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