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Madie Carroll House (Thomas Carroll House)

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Thomas Carroll House
c. 1810. 234 Guyan St.
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

One of the few frame houses to survive the Civil War burning of Guyandotte, the Carroll House served variously as a church, inn, and home. The oldest section, the three-bay, two-story front portion, framed by brick chimneys, is said to have been floated down the Ohio from Gallipolis (Ohio) in 1810 and rebuilt here. A twostory wing to the rear is covered by an extension of the main roof, and behind that is a one-story brick kitchen. The house now faces directly onto the Guyandotte River floodwall, where a mural of a riverscape has been painted to soften the effect of solid masonry. The Preservation Society of Guyandotte is engaged in a long-term restoration of the house.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Madie Carroll House (Thomas Carroll House)", [Huntington, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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