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Argabrite House

The Argabrite House, Alderson, West Virginia

Alderson, West Virginia

The Argabrite House was constructed in 1908 for Dr. Otho Paul Argabrite, who practiced medicine in Alderson for 40 years. His Queen Anne Cottage-style house is an important surviving example of the work of architectural and house plan firm of J.H. Daverman & Son, based in Michigan. They were one of the most successful architecture mail order businesses in the world, at one time employing 50 draftsmen. The outbuildings, the barn and the chicken house stand as examples of turn-of-the-century domestic vernacular architecture.

Photo: The Argabrite House, Alderson, West Virginia
– Margaret & David Hambrick & M. Gioulis, courtesy West Virginia Historic Preservation Office

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