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Wolf House (now Parkersburg Historical Home)
It is the tall, thin, three-story bay tower with a high conical roof, combined with the large-scaled arched entrance porch, which immediately captures one's attention in the design of this house. The local banker, C. C. Wolf, who had the house built, chose a designer who employed a Richardsonian Romanesque vocabulary, but the house seems like a series of large-scale building fragments that have not quite been put together. This fragmented quality is juxtaposed at various points with
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