As built, this was a relatively simple, L-shaped, two-story frame house. Early in the twentieth century, its owners added an astonishing rounded tower in the angle of the ell. Three stories tall, covered with fish-scale shingles, and topped with a prominent conical roof, it has overwhelmed the rest of the ensemble ever since. A one-story front porch that wraps around its base and extends across the facade is now enclosed. Lewis Maxwell built the house for his daughter and son-in-law, William Gaylord.
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