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Henry Dillon House (Boxwood Gardens)

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Boxwood Gardens
1851, Henry Dillon. 209 W. Main St.

Built by and for a Floyd-based brick maker and master builder, the house is one of the county's best-crafted nineteenth-century dwellings, though it has suffered from the loss of its one-bay portico. The single-pile, center-passage house, one-and-a-half stories above a raised basement, uses handmade bricks laid in stretcher bond. Seemingly diminutive from the street, the house has six spacious rooms, each with a fireplace. Large twelve-over-twelve sash windows light the first floor and the entrance has sidelights and a transom. Dillon's house served as an advertisement for his brickworking craft.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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