YOUR HOMETOWN: Mannheim House ‘Labor Of Love’ For Linville Couple

Historic Home Retains Original 18th Century Limestone Structure

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Posted: April 9, 2014

Agnes Weaver stands in the basement of her historic Linville home called the Mannheim House, which dates to the 18th century. It still has a dirt floor and the original door is intact to the cellar. She and her husband, Carl, purchased the house in 1996. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
The original portion of the Mannheim House is limestone, while an 1855 addition is frame construction. Various histories cite different people as the first owner, but most agree it was built by a German settler in the Valley. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
A National Historic Register of Historic Places marker cites the official date of construction as 1788; other sources, however, say it may have been built as early as 1741 or as late as 1800. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Agnes Weaver shows the former smokehouse outbuilding, which is now used for storage, at her historic Linville home known as the Mannheim House. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

LINVILLE — Renovating a historic home can be a labor of love, requiring attention to detail, more than adequate and sometimes seemingly endless funding, and a selfless nature to do what’s right.

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