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Henderson-Boyd-Winfree House

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1845; later additions. 1007 Federal St.

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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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Henderson-Boyd-Winfree House", [Lynchburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-BD47.

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