Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Monument Place

Monument Place, otherwise known as "Shepherd's Hall," was built in 1798 atop the site of Fort Shepherd.  It was built by Moses Shepherd, and was home to his wife, Lydia, and himself.  Moses and Lydia were instrumental in getting the National Road directed through the Wheeling area.

According to legend, Monument Place is haunted by the previous "lady of the house," presumably Lydia, who is seen often in various parts of the building.  The sounds of music and dancing are also heard on the second floor by many of the house's cleaning staff.  The home hosted such people as Gen. Lafayette, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay.  It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was renamed "Monument Place" by resident Lucie Loring Milton.
National Register Application 

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