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Catalog Number HRHS-89
Collection WPA Rockingham County Property Write-Ups Collection
Object Name Records
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects including the construction of public buildings and roads.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
WPA workers were used to complete "write-ups" of properties located in Rockingham County. This is an artificially created collection from files removed from the Genealogical Research Library.

COLLECTION INVENTORY:
Folder 1
WPA Files, People:
Josiah Davison (1743-1825) Court records.
Silas Hart (1718-1795) Court records.
Samuel McWilliams (1766-1817) Court records.

Folder 2
WPA Files, Properties:
Peter Acker Homestead.
Lyle M. Armentrout (Noah Beery home).
Thomas W. Bassford.
John K. Berry home and farm.
Belle Grove.
Blose home.
Bogota.
Bowman, Sellers place.
Brenneman or Henry Geil place.
Penleton Bryan residence.
Abraham Byrd home, Stoneleigh Inn.
Isaac Coffman home.
Collicello house (1812).
Andrew Byrd (Croney Island).
Robert Cravens residence.
John W. Dovel.

Folder 3
WPA Files, Properties (continued):
St. Clair Detamore home.
Hugh Deviers home.
Duff's Hotel, American Hotel, Spotswood Building.
Michael H. Effinger (Spring Hill).
Effinger house.
Littleton W. Gambill home.
Dr. Samuel Gay home.
John Graham Stone residence.
The Grove.
James M. Hall.
Jacob D. Williamson, Hard scrabble?
John. T. Harris Jr. home.
Judge John T. Harris, Senior.
Morrison Building.
David Harrison.
Peachy Harrison.
William C. Harrison.
Herring Ford.
K.M. Higgs residence and funeral parlor.
Hilltop, Robert A. Gray home.

Folder 4
WPA Files, Properties (continued):
J. P. Houer.
Judge John Kenney.
Jacob Kisling - Joseph Huffman Mauzy farm.
Colonel John Koontz house and plantation.
Jeremiah Kyle (Landes Place).
Jeremiah Kyle (Hilbert Hotel).
Robert M. Kyle (Homeland).
Dennis and Thomas Lanhan residence and tavern.
John Landes residence and farm.
Andrew Lewis house (Valley Hardware Co.).
Lewiston.
Abraham B. Lincoln.
Lincoln Hall.
Jacob Long home.
Lynwood and Thomas Lewis house.
Madison Hall.

Folder 5
WPA Files, Properties (continued):
Maplewood.
B.F. Martz house.
Sebastian Martz Homeland Farm.
O.M. Masters house.
Daniel Mathews place (Locust Grove).
Mauzy Brick store and home.
Messick Place (Dr. Lind place).
Miller property.
Adam Miller homestead.
Moore Land Hall estate (Court Manor).
John Paul residence.
Peale homestead.
George W. Reherd residence.

Folder 6
WPA Files, Properties (continued):
J.L. Reiter home.
Revere house (Hill's Hotel).
Rockingham County Jails.
Peter Roller residence and farm.
Rosedale home and farm.
Henry Rotes (Rhodes house).
Emanuel/Royer residence.
Archibald Rutherford house (Dold property).
Samuel Shaklett.
S. Cherdlin.
Levi Shaver residence and farm.
Daniel Showalter home and farm.
Colonel Abraham Smith (Smithland).
Springsdale.
Emanuel Suter.
George W. Tabb.
George W. and J. Walton Taliaferro Hotel (Henry Tutwiler house).
US Post Office.
Valley Pike and its Beginning.

Folder 7
WPA Files, Properties (continued):
Washington Tavern or Hotel.
Waverly home of Judge Daniel Smith.
Isaac Wenger.
John C. Woodson.
Lewis Zirkle.

Title WPA Rockingham County Property Write-Ups Collection