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Falling Spring- Morgan's Grove
Falling Spring gained it's name from the springs that runs underneath of the property, the Morgan's Spring and the Bubbling Spring. The house itself is 2 1/2 stories tall, constructed out of brick, limestone, and stucco in the Neo-Classical Revival style. A separate roof is held up over the north portico by four Ionic columnns 2 1/2 feet wide at their thickest. Another portico is covered by a 20 1/2 foot roof, supported by six more Ionic columnns. The Crawford family added a Japanese garden to the property.
The Falling Spring complex includes the house, an old springhouse over the Morgan's Spring, and a second spring. The second spring is identified by a limestone foundation, which is suspected to be the site of an ancient springhouse, and lies over the Bubbling Spring. The property borders several notable buildings, such as the Old Stone House, Richard Morgan's original property and one of the oldest houses in West Virginia.
SourcesThe WPA Guide to West Virginia: The Mountain State. Trinity University Press.
Falling Spring NRHP Nomination Form. National Park Service. October 20, 1988. https://npgallery.nps.gov/nrhp/GetAsset?assetID=52735294-5832-48a8-b7c4-1bd370455d42.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
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