Gibson-Todd House

Infobox_nrhp | name =Gibson-Todd House
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location= Charles Town, West Virginia
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 17
lat_seconds = 9
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 77
long_minutes = 51
long_seconds = 24
long_direction = W
locmapin = West Virginia
area =
architect= Mullet, Thomas A.
architecture= Late Victorian
added = September 01, 1983cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private
refnum=83003238
The Gibson-Todd House was the site of the hanging of John Brown, the abolitionist who led a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia before the opening of the American Civil War. The property is located in Charles Town, West Virginia, and includes a large Victorian style house built in 1891.

The house was built by John Thomas Gibson, who led the first armed response to Harpers Ferry during Brown's raid as commander of the Virginia Militia] in Jefferson County. Gibson went on to serve as an officer for the Confederacy. After the war he was Mayor of Charles Town.

Among those present at Brown's hanging were Stonewall Jackson, John McCausland, J.E.B. Stuart and John Wilkes Booth. When the old Jefferson County Jail was demolished, Gibson saved stones from the building and built a monument to the event on the property.

The house was designed by Thomas A. Mullett, son of Alfred B. Mullett. Mullett also designed the New Opera House and the new Charles Town Jail. citation|title=PDFlink| [http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/83003238.pdf National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Gibson-Todd House] |954 KB|date=June 8, 1983 |author=Rodney S. Collins and Michael J. Pauley|publisher=National Park Service]

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