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Christian Bear Jr. House

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1852. Buffalo Gap Rd., near Green Hill Ln.
  • Churchville Bank (former)
  • Churchville Bank (former)
  • Churchville Bank (former)
  • Churchville Bank (former)
  • Hottel-Sterrett House

Bear Jr., like his father, was a joiner, cabinetmaker, and miller (see AU57). He built this three-bay two-story Greek Revival house with a rear ell for his family. Its Flemish bond facade is capped with a corbeled brick cornice, and the pedimented front portico has paired columns. Several houses in the community are similar to Bear's, with Doric-columned porches and fine interior mantels crafted by Bear. Also Greek Revival is the former Churchville Bank (1880s; 3800 block of Churchville Road), a temple-form building with four columns and a pediment. The village contains a number of nineteenth-century log buildings, now covered with weatherboards. Many, like the Hottel-Sterret House (c. 1820, 1860; 173 Green Hill), began as a three-bay, one-story log cabin and were later enlarged with additions to the gable ends and long front porches.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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