John Rogers House

7E

156 Foundry Street

John Rogers was a prominent early land developer and active community member in Morgantown. He built this Federal style house on his farm in 1840, which was a working farm until the early 1900s.

Interestingly, Rogers burnt a tar barrel on top of one of the chimneys during the home’s construction to celebrate the election of William Henry Harrison. His heirs also donated the foundation stones from one of his mills to WVU, where they were used as the foundation for a campus building.

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