Built around 1835, and owned by Joseph and Sarah Sherrick at the time of the Battle of Antietam, the house was in the direct line of advance of the 9th Corps Regiments of Colonel Benjamin Christ's Brigade. The house was acquired by the park in 1964 and is in very good material condition and is, aesthetically, a real treasure.
Last week, Ranger Brian and I were driving by and saw this:
If that's not an invitation, I don't know what is!
Upon entering, we were greeted by the newly installed faux marble floor cloth. Very cool.
The closets are very narrow.
The windows are very large and let lots and lots of light, and view, in.
The very thick walls and a spring that runs naturally through the cellar keep the lower level very cool year-round.
Through a door on that lower level I entered the half of the cellar used for long-term food cooling by the Sherrick's.
I always had to imagine what the interior of this elegant Valley home was like. The reality turned out to be even better than the picture in my head.