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Main Farmhouse

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Sara E. Drumheller

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Parks, Recreation and Open Space

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​Built in 1855 by the Williams family, the original Greek Revival style farmhouse was an I-frame house with a central hallway surrounded by two rooms downstairs, and two rooms upstairs. The Greek Revival architectural style was very popular during the early 19th century. Elements of the Greek Revival style that are visible from viewing the outside of the Main House include the paneled columns, double portico (or two-story porch), the triangular pediment, corner square window details, dentil molding, and symmetrical design. The house has undergone several additions over time. The size of the house was greatly expanded in the 1940s when the Poole family built an addition to the side of the house in the Colonial Revival style of architecture. Colonial Revival elements include the gable and shed dormer windows, a bay window, as well as other asymmetrical features.

 

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Pictured above is ​the Oak View Farm House. We are unsure of the exact date of this photograph, but we believe it dates to the early 1900s because the gazebo has yet to be built (1910s) and the house has yet to be renovated by the Pooles (1940s).

Below is a photograph of the house taken in 2017.

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Content Type: Article Page
Version: 6.0
Created at 7/3/2012 2:05 PM by Sara E. Drumheller
Last modified at 1/8/2018 4:29 PM by Stephen R. Walston

 



 

 

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