For Sale: Abraham Shepherd Home – 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

May 13, 2019

Virtual Tour of 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

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211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV –  Abraham Shepherd Home

From the brick sidewalk to the manicured yard, this historic home for sale is a 1759 beauty.  The home boasts all you would expect from a grand centuries old home. Known as the Abraham Shepherd Home (Captain Abraham Shepherd of the Revolutionary war), it is one of the most distinguished homes in the oldest town in West Virginia.  This historic home for sale is on the Register of Historic Places.

Who was Abraham Shepherd?

Captain Abraham Shepherd was a Patriot in the Revolutionary War, along with his four older brothers. They are believed to be the sole incidence of five brothers having all fought during the Revolution. Captain Shepherd distinguished himself in battle on numerous occasions. He was the ninth of ten children born to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, founder Thomas C. Shepherd, and his wife, Elizabeth (VanMeter). He married Eleanor (Strode) on December 27, 1780 and fathered six children. He died at the age of 69 on September 7, 1822.  see:

Other Notable Owners of 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

From 1973 until his death in 1990, Ira Glackens, son of renowned artist William Glackens, lived in the Abraham Shepherd House. Ira was a noted historian with numerous books and articles to his credit. Ira hung his father’s paintings in the house until 1979. The silk screened wallpaper border in the dining room was made from plates brought back from Padua, Italy by Ira.  The clay tiles made from impression of antique butter molds were added to the library fireplace while Ira lived in the home.

Grand and Inviting Historic Home for Sale at 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

One step inside the grand and inviting foyer gives hints to the historic details and charm that have been well preserved.  The original heart pine flooring, wide trim and deep window sills are but a few details. The library at the front of this historic home for sale awaits your personal collection. There is plenty of room for entertaining in the expansive and sunny living room with lime plaster walls that lead to the lovingly maintained brick patio and colonial perennial garden.

Gourmet Kitchen and a Gracious Dining Room at 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

The updated gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, gas range with exhaust hood, granite counters and locally sourced cherry wood floor is in keeping with the character of the home. The gracious and generous formal dining room features a silk-screened wallpaper and a border made from photo plates brought from Padua, Italy by Ira Glackens (son of William Glackens) who lived in the home from 1973-1990. The gorgeous and gracious staircase continues to the 3rd floor attic access.

5 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths on the Second Level of 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

The original floors continue throughout the second level.  There are 5 spacious and welcoming bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a sitting room on the second floor. Additionally, there  are five fireplace mantles (fireboxes are not currently in operation) in the home.

View of the Thomas Shepherd Grist Mill from the Gardens of the Abraham Shepherd Home

The home sits on a third of an acre where you can sit under the shade of the mature trees and enjoy privacy from the street and the sound of the creek and the view of the Thomas Shepherd grist wheel.

Enjoy the Benefits of Living Near Shepherd University at 211 E High Street, Shepherdstown, WV

This well preserved piece of history is gracious and comfortable and sits in the heart of Shepherdstown where everything is a quick walk away.  Enjoy all that living adjacent to Shepherd University has to offer – academia, sports, and the famed Contemporary American Theater Festival are at your doorstep.

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