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Women for Shepherd House and Garden Tour

The front of historic Falling Spring, which was built in the 1830s by Jacob Morgan.

The house is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Piper Sutton, one of the lead volunteers for the event, poses with Monica Lingenfelter, Shepherd University Foundation executive vice president, on the back porch (l to r).

The main floor hallway connects the back porch to the front porch, giving a wonderful cool breeze and a picturesque view.

Lynne Phillips and her mother check in before the event.

A display of historical artifacts and books pertaining to the property adorned the drawing room table.

Guests were able to tour all three stories of the home.

The beautiful wooden staircase and railing wind up all three stories.

The formal dining room was on display, featuring beautiful colbalt glassware and flow blue china.

In addition to the interior, guests were given a tour of the outside grounds. Two notable features: the largest sugar maple in West West Virginia and an embedded Civil War artillery shell along the house roofline.

The event would not have been possible without these three amazing volunteers from the Women for Shepherd planning committee: Piper Sutton, Dawn Hatzer, and Judy Childs (l to r).

While waiting for their tour to begin, guests were encouraged to look at books on historic architecture in Jefferson County, as well as old photos from Falling Spring.

Old photos of the property were on display.

The Falling Spring meat house, which still stands today, is featured in John Allen’s Uncommon Vernacular.

Carolyn Fleenor (r) enjoys the afternoon with her mother, Juanita (l).

Mary “Peachy” Staley (l) and Amy Luettke (r) enjoy refreshments on the front porch with their husbands.

Lorri and Ed Schwartz, current owners of Falling Spring, are both Shepherd University alumni. Their generosity of opening their home for the event was greatly appreciated by all in attendance.