Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Lower Town

Shenandoah Street 1 (24K)

Image 1: Shenandoah Street 1. This picture shows the western edge of Shenandoah Street, along the Shenandoah River. The first building is the National Park Bookshop.

Shenandoah Street 2 (23K)

Image 2: Shenandoah Street 2. This picture shows the first two buildings on the western edge of Shenandoah Street from a different perspective. These buildings are on the north side of the street. On the hill above the buildings is St. Peter's Church. Many of the buildings on Shenandoah Street were restored, and now serve as museums and shops.

Philip Frankel and Co. (29K)

Image 3: Philip Frankel and Co., on Shenandoah Street. Another shot of more buildings on the north side of Shenandoah Street. Philip Frankel & Co.'s Ready-Made Clothing Store existed at the time of John Brown's raid in 1859. These buildings are in an area originally known as the "Six-Acre Reservation", an area that is now commonly referred to as the Lower Town Historic District.

Shenandoah Street and Arsenal Square (23K)

Image 4: Shenandoah Street and Arsenal Square. This picture was taken on Arsenal Square, looking northeast. The street running in front of Arsenal Square is Shenandoah Street. The street leading up the hill is High Street. The Armory fire house, now known as John Brown's Fort, would be outside of the picture on the right.

High Street (26K)

Image 5: High Street. A view of High Street from Shenandoah Street. Many of the buildings on High Street now serve as shops, while most of the museums are found on Shenandoah Street. There are exceptions: the National Park Bookshop is on Shenandoah Street and the Civil War Museum is on High Street.

Display between buildings (27K)

Image 6: Historic display between buildings. Harpers Ferry has a number of historic displays throughout the Lower Town. This one sits between two buildings.

Heywood Shepherd boulder (38K)

Image 7: Heyward Shepherd boulder. This boulder was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor Heywood Shepherd, the first casualty of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. I will let the text of the boulder speak for the motives of those who commissioned it.

Image 1 was taken in August, 1995. The other photographs were taken in May, 1999. All pictures were taken with a Nikon F-601 autofocus SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens. The first image was captured on Kodak Royal Gold 400 film, but the others were captured on Kodak Gold 200 film.