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In addition to having a really fine, well-preserved group of two-story nineteenth-century commercial blocks on its main street (US 63), the town possesses a dwelling with one of the most extravagant oriel bays to be found in the state. This is on the clapboard and wood-trimmed P. P. Raymond house of 1874, located opposite the northeast corner of the town square (off US 63). The Raymond house is a three-story French Second Empire dwelling that exhibits some Eastlake detailing. There are a number of two-story bays on the house, but the great bay is one that dramatically projects out from the corner of the two-story wing. The bay is supported by a curved corbeling, and is surmounted by its own abbreviated mansard roof.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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