Born in Alabama in 1825, Gregg moved with his parents to a farm north of present-day Fayetteville in 1837. He became a lawyer, served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and was also a state representative, among other activities. This two-story double-pile Italianate house built for him and his wife, Mary Shrave, occupies a large lot. The house is constructed of red brick and locally quarried brown sandstone, and the entrance steps are of sandstone. A wooden two-story gabled entrance portico in front of the central bay features a balustraded balcony at the second floor, and pairs of wooden brackets support the portico’s gable and the deep roof overhang. The two-story wooden verandah on the house’s rear has been partially enclosed. The house has a central hall, and a chimney is set between each pair of rooms. An icehouse of red brick is adjacent to the north side of the house, and a two-story kitchen and smokehouse stand near the rear.
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Lafayette and Mary Gregg House
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