Today A LUNCHEON AT Adaland Mansion
Modisett, Sheriff of Barbour County and local banker.
The brick house was constructed by local carpenters and emancipated slaves and
is an example of neo greek architecture.
The interior has been restored using 1870-1890 period wallpapers and furniture
from local sources which compliment the original walnut woodwork.
Guided historic tours are provided.
The house is open for parties, weddings, receptions, dinners, luncheons and
Adaland Mansion is owned by the City of Philippi.
It was donated to the City of Philippi in January 1996 by Philippi Development
Inc., a division of Anker Energy.
hills of Barbour County, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Guided tours of the home reveal a carefully restored house with period
wallpapers, antique furniture and period gardens.
The 1850 barn on the property, a good example of early farm post and beam
architecture, now serves as a heritage center.
features homemade brick and walnut woodwork throughout.
The barn was built approximately 1850 and has been restored and is open to the public on during tour season.
The house and land reflect the early history of West Virginia with the original
owners engaged in farming.
Emancipated slaves from the farm worked on the construction of the house.
The surrounding area is rich in civil war history with the first land battle of the
war fought in Philippi in June 1861.