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15. The Rowan House
|John Goff sold this property (with a house) on the west side of what is now Water Street, to Archibald Earle in 1811. |
|The first house was a one-story log house. A two-story three-bay frame I-house was built in front of it after the Civil War, the part of the structure visible in these photos.|
|The two houses were later connected by an ell and the logs covered by clapboards, making it into one large house. The bay windows and matching entry portico were probably a late 19th-century addition. |
A mid-20th century remodelling had installed tall columns on the front of the house. (See the black and white photo below.) In a carefully done recent restoration, these columns have been removed and the earlier portico restored, as shown in these recent photographs.