Jefferson County Landmarks Destroyed by Fire

ROCK-SPRINGThursday November 15th the Billmyer-McQuilken Farm (Rock Spring) on Route 45 west of Shepherdstown burned. Rock Spring was recognized as a Jefferson County Landmark in 2008. The main house, built in 1831, was one of the county’s finest brick houses of the period. An ornate fanlight surround adorned the entry. The house had unusually developed millwork, including an excellent stair. The decorative porch, slate roof, and the rear ell were added in the late Victorian period.