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36. The Baker House

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Lot #10, on the west side of the curve of South Main, originally had the two-story log home of John Earle.

In 1879, he sold it, as well as a larger adjoining property including his grist and saw mill, to Isaac, Eli and Daniel Baker, sons of Issac Baker, Sr.

Isaac Baker, Jr. built this house about 1900 after the log house burned. His son Stark Baker, who later lived in this house, became prominent in the community, serving as state senator from 1898 to 1908.

This two-story Princess Anne style cross-shaped house has two interior brick chimneys, gable roof with decorative gable ends, German siding, and two projecting bays.