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Tommie Welch House

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Early 19th century, with later board-and-batten covering. 100 E. Chestnut St. (between Jefferson and Lafayette sts.)
  • Tommie Welch House

This charming vernacular house with a onestory front porch is actually an early log building covered with board-and-batten siding. The vertical battens terminate at a dentiled cornice, perhaps an architectural anomaly but one that works well here. The gable roof is covered with standing-seam metal, and brick chimneys stand at each end of the three-bay facade. The house and its setting—a picket fence surrounds a small front yard—provide a nice contrast to Lewisburg's more formal brick houses of the same period.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Tommie Welch House", [Lewisburg, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-GR9.

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