219 W Burke St, Martinsburg, WV 25401 $
Number 219 was the home of Dr. Marvin H. Porterfield (1895-1978), a physician of medicine. He lived in this lavish home with his wife Catherine, children Marvin Jr., William (aka Billy) and Susan, as well as his mother-in-law Ida V. McLuckie Marvin SR. received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and married his wife, a nurse, in 1917. He was a captain in the Medical Reserve Corps of the US Army and served active duty in 1918, after which the couple moved to Martinsburg. It appears Dr. Porterfield had his medical practice in #221. The house was worth an astounding $16,000 in 1930 and the family owned a radio.
Also included in the sale is the narrow brick home at #223. Thomas A. Ardinger (1876-1930), a manager at a furniture store, was a widower who lived here with his son Mark, a clerk for the railroad. The house was valued at $2,500 in 1930.
- 57sqft lot
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- Realtor: Morgan Martin Boyer with 4 State Real Estate LLC