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BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND STATE PARK - Mansion, INTERIORS

Parkersburg, WV, 26101 US / WV

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Location Description

Constructed by a wealthy Anglo-Irish couple named Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett, the Blennerhassett Mansion became known during its brief existence as the Ohio Valley’s most beautiful private residence. Beyond its extravagantly landscaped lawns and gardens lay a dark wilderness broken only infrequently by scattered log cabins and a few small settlements. Thus the Blennerhassett Estate seemed like a jewel whose contrast with its crude frontier setting made it sparkle all the more.

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Location Category

  • HOUSES - [general]
  • HOUSES - Mansions / Estates
  • HOUSES - Period Homes / Historic
  • HOUSES - INTERIORS - [general]
  • HOUSES - INTERIORS - Bedrooms
  • HOUSES - INTERIORS - Kitchens
  • HOUSES - INTERIORS - Living Areas
  • MUSEUMS / EXHIBITS - [general]
  • MUSEUMS / EXHIBITS - Science / History
  • PARKS - [general]
  • PARKS - Historic Parks
  • PARKS - State Parks

Architecture Style

  • 1800s / Civil War