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Charles W. Franzheim House

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c. 1875. 1990s, McKinley and Associates. 400 S. Front St.
  • (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

A wonderfully animated Italianate house, this shingle-covered building has unusual decorative frames surrounding paired, angle-headed windows and unusual two-sided bays on either side of the front door. A truncated hipped roof covers all. The apparent size is deceptive: before its restoration, the house had been converted into nine apartments.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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