The Paul Markley Home

Location: This house is in the Elk Run Valley on the road from Jerome to Shenandoah Alum Springs, Virginia, and is one half mile from the Lindamood School house.

Built: 1734


This property was originally the home of Philip Barb's grandparents, Philip Lindamood and Eliza C. Fultz, his wife, and the house is the first one built on the land in Elk Run Valley, by John Cristy, in 1734. The date on the plate under the roof is MDCCXXXIV.

The following persons have owned this property:

John Cristy
George Harrison1777
Abraham PittsbergerMarch 20, 1777
Jacob AndrickJune 14, 1794
George FoltzAugust 31, 1807
Eliza C. Lindamoodby Will
John F. LindamoodMarch 22, 1888
Noah L. MillerApril 24, 1907
Paul MarkleyJune 16, 1913

Physical Description

The door to this house is made of six boards with mortised cross pieces. The hinges on all doors are one long strap bolted on. The hinge is driven or screwed into the door casing and is invisible. One hinge is longer than the facing and has a tap on the bolt.

The joists are hand hewn. The walls are the log frame plastered with the original dobbing material made of clay, lime and straw. One piece fell out that had hair in it. The outside door had an iron latch and night lock, with molding around the door. The windows were remodeled three times. The first windows were slide windows; the second were half windows and now are modern. Lafayette Funkhouser changed the windows from slide to half. The room door is five boards instead of six. The hinges and latches are the same as on the kitchen door. The partitions are of sixteen inch boards. There is a winding enclosed stairway with a closet under the same, in an upstairs room.

The outside of the house was of boards placed up and down. This is replaced with weatherboarding. The inside is log.

All logs are fourteen inch yellow pine and are hewn and worked down with foot adze (sic) and hand planed. The joists were also worked the same way. The old kitchen has been torn down and a new one built in its place. The bottom logs are of oak, and the floor has homemade nails in it. In this house is a stove made by Walter Newman at Liberty Furnace. It is first style with an oven, and is on a high stand.

Historical Significance

Philip Lindamood was very prominent in the War and relics of historical value that belonged to him, including his picture and sword, are on display in the Barb Antique Home.

Source: Virginia W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project, 1937

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Created November 8 2001