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James A. Sowers House (Baptist Parsonage)

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Baptist Parsonage
1879. 601 E. Main St.

Built as a parsonage for the local Baptist church, this house is one of the town's more highly decorated frame dwellings. The L-shaped building is of frame construction clad with beaded weatherboards and has a cross-gabled roof detailed with a curved bracketed soffit and lacy vergeboards. Segmental-arched windows, arched windows, and a porch with paneled square columns add to the lively exterior.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "James A. Sowers House (Baptist Parsonage)", [Floyd, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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