Contrasting with the earlier Federal Norvell family houses across the street, this Greek Revival house also of brick has much larger windows covered with flat lintels and a hipped roof instead of a gabled one. Mr. Boyd, the second owner, was one of the first Lynchburgers to install gaslights in his house. Soon after they were installed, he was awakened by a strange noise during the night and made the fatal mistake of lighting a candle to investigate. The recessed side wings of the house postdate the explosion.
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