Valley View is a mid-19th-century Greek Revival residence and farm
overlooking the South Branch Potomac River northwest of Romney, West
Virginia. Sitting atop a promontory where Depot Valley joins the South
Branch Potomac River valley, the house was built by James Parsons Jr. in
1855. It is a two-story brick structure with a rectangular architectural
plan. The front entrance is covered by a small portico, topped with a
pediment supported by wooden Doric columns. The rear of the house, with
a two-story wood porch stretching across it, faces Mill Creek Mountain.
Each of the eight large rooms of the original structure contains a
fireplace framed by a wooden trabeated mantelpiece with classical
elements. The original windows, wooden trim, and materials in the main
section of the house are intact. The house was listed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 2012 as a locally significant example of
Greek Revival architecture.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
A Swedish woman named Karolina Olsson went to sleep and
purportedly fell into a state of hibernation that lasted for the next
World War II: U.S. forces carried out a bombing raid on the
Nazi-occupied Dutch city of Nijmegen, killing at least 800 civilians by
At the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the United
States ice hockey team defeated the Soviet team in an unlikely victory
that became known as the Miracle on Ice.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announced the
birth of Dolly, a female sheep who was the first mammal to have
successfully been cloned from an adult cell.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To patch, repair, or refurbish.
2. (transitive) Often as vamp up: to fabricate or put together
(something) from existing material, or by adding new material to
3. (transitive) To cobble together, to extemporize, to improvise.
4. (transitive, intransitive, music, specifically) To perform a vamp (“a
repeated, often improvised accompaniment, for example, under dialogue or
while waiting for a soloist to be ready”).
5. (transitive, shoemaking) To attach a vamp (to footwear).
6. (transitive, intransitive, now dialectal) To travel by foot; to walk.
7. (intransitive) To delay or stall for time, as for an audience. […]
8. (transitive) To seduce or exploit someone.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of
liberty abused to licentiousness.
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