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Toll House

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1837. 1951. North side of Main St. between Mohawk Dr. and Musgrave Ct.

This small log house with half-dovetail notching evokes an earlier era of Barboursville's history. One and one-half stories tall, with a onestory rear wing and later front porch, it was built as a tollhouse where the James River and Kanawha Turnpike crossed the Guyandotte River. The Daughters of the American Revolution rebuilt the house at its present site in 1951, and it now serves as their museum and meeting place. Unfortunately, the chimney, of modern cut brick in several colors, speaks too clearly of the twentieth century.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Toll House", [Barboursville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-CA3.

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