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"Harmony Hall" (Fort Bowman) Strasburg, Virginia

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Title

"Harmony Hall" (Fort Bowman) Strasburg, Virginia

Subject

Strasburg (Va)
Shenandoah County (Va)
forts & fortifications-United States-Virginia-Shenandoah County
war (French and Indian)
frontier & pioneer life-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Stone buildings-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Houses-Virginia-Shenandoah County

Description

Postcard showing what was identified as "Harmony Hall (Fort Bowman)" in Strasburg Virginia. The card has a copyright date of 1935 and contains the caption "'Harmony Hall' (Fort Bowman) Strasburg, Virginia. Oldest House in Shenandoah County. Built in 1752-3-4."

Constructed ca. 1753 for George Bowman, the structure now called simply Fort Bowman, it is one of the oldest homes surviving structures in Shenandoah County. Apart for a small Greek Revival portico addition, the house is almost unchanged from its original Germanic stone design.

The home is located along an undisturbed section of the Old Valley Pike and its graveyard contains the burial sites of Isaac Bowman who assisted George Rogers Clark and Samuel Kerchval, early Shenandoah Valley Historian.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Herb Parker Postcard Collection

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

ca. 1935

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Identifier

119

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Original Format

Photographic Postcard

Citation

Unknown, “"Harmony Hall" (Fort Bowman) Strasburg, Virginia,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 27, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/5031.

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