Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 12/1981. Last 04/2018.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
EXTENT: 1.83 linear feet
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a series of reports on historical subjects of the Winchester-Frederick County area as prepared by the Works Progress Administration of Virginia in the years 1936-37. The reports cover subjects such as deeds, churches, homes, cemeteries, wills, etc. An index is included with the records. Material in this collection has been drawn from the Library of Virginia's Virginia Historical Inventory, a collection of photographs, maps, and detailed reports documenting the architectural, cultural, and family histories of thousands of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings in communities across the commonwealth.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The WPA (Work Progress Administration) was founded in 1935 and became one of the largest of the “New Deal” programs begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The administration created jobs all over the United States in areas such as the arts, public building restoration and construction, roads, and historical records. In Winchester, VA, the WPA employees created reports on various historic sites and subjects between 1936-1937.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection.
CITE AS: WPA Record #303 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA
1. Centenary Reformed Church
1a. Opequon Graveyard
2. Fort Loudoun
3. Old Stone Presbyterian Church
4. General Daniel Morgan Home
5. Ambler Hill Properties
6. Ancient Dwelling, Lot #9 – Palace Theatre, Lots #45-47 (35-45 S. Loudoun St.)
7. Market Street Methodist Church
8. Godfrey S. Miller House
9. Joseph Marion Orndorff Building, 27-9 N. Loudon St.
10. Grace Forney Home, Water and Washington Streets
11. Martha Forney House, 137 W. Water St.
12. T. Barton Estate
13. Gertrude Barton Home – Braddock Street Methodist Church
14. William Greenway Russell House, 42 S. Loudoun St.
15. John “Ike” Baker House, 44-46 S. Loudoun St.
15a. Graveyard at Kline’s Mill
16. Fort George
17. Zirkle House, 22-24 S. Loudoun St.
18. George F. Norton Estate, 19-21 N. Loudoun St.
19. Home of Mrs. Frances Westwood Wright, Washington and S. E. Boscawen
19a. Old Methodist Graveyard, Stephens City
20. Glen Burnie
21. Christ Episcopal Church, Rectory and Chapel
21a. Graveyard at Battlefield Inn
22. Braddock Street United Methodist Church
22a. Taylor Furnace Graveyard
23. Louis Baker Drug Store, 25 N. Loudon St.
24. Hansborough and Carter Building, 23 N. Loudon St.
25. John’s Graveyard, near Taylor Furnace Rt. 600
26. Charles hardy Properties, 129-33 W. Boscawen St.
26a. Dr Walter Myers Home, 24 S. Washington St.
27. Conrad Home
28. Tomb of George Helm
29. Tomb of F. August Graichen
30. Lot #18, S.E. Corner of Loudoun and Boscawen
31. Original Lot #6, N.W. Corner of Loudoun and Boscawen
32. Lot #8
33. Lot #17, E. Loudon St.
34. Court House Square
35. Zane’s Iron Works
36. Baptist Church
39. Lutheran Church, Green Spring
40. Jones Graveyard
41. German Reformed Graveyard, Stephens City
42. Old Lutheran Graveyard, Stephens City
43. Middletown Cemetery
44. Keckley’s Mill – Old Mill Storage
45. Steele Home, Stephens City
46. “Willow Brook,” Kernstown
47. Original Lot #4 [should be Lot #6], 101-115 N Loudoun
48. Abstract of Title of Original Lot #5, Loudoun
49. Frederick County Court Orders Dividing Line between Augusta and Frederick Counties
50. 37-39 S. Loudoun St., Abstract of Title
51. Lease of land by Lord Fairfax
52. Article of Agreement, Joist Hite and wife
53. “A Slave’s Pardon,” Historical Document
54. Wood-White, Deed
55. Deed of William Doster
56. Cunningham to Cunningham
57. Lutheran Ruins – Hebron, Proposed Memorial Tablet
58. Talbot-Fairfax, Deed
59. Lutheran Church, Winchester, VA, Boscawen St.
60. Wood, Thomas, Will
61. Holmes, Elizabeth, Will
62. Sheller, Raymond H. Epitaph
63. Dowdall, James G., Will
64. Russell, William Greenway, Excerpts
65. Stonewall Jackson Confederate Cemetery
66. National Cemetery
67. Clarke County Sites
Worksheets – WPA Writers Project, by C.C. Conner and W.W. Glass
Hotels & Inns
Schools & Colleges
Worksheets – WPA Writers Project by C.C. Conner and W.W. Glass
Winchester Founding and History
Streets, Lots and Buildings
Pre Revolution Court Materials
War of 1812
WPA Photographs – Frederick County Sites
Hotels and Taverns
Valley Pike Monuments and Signs
WPA Photographs – Historic Houses
Index to WPA Records