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Pierce-Parsons-Phipps House

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1884. 12054 Wilson Hwy.

Built for B. A. Pierce on land high above the mouth of Wilson Creek at the New River, this wooden house blends Gothic Revival with Italianate features. The original L-shaped dwelling of two stories over a high basement has bay windows, gable-end walls with circular attic windows, decorative bargeboards, and a wide frieze with paired brackets. The house was acquired by local merchant and gristmill owner Alfred “Allie” Parsons in 1904, at which time the one-story side wing was apparently added to the house. The original front porch posts have been replaced with square brick columns.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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