Address: 506 East High Street
Architectural Style: Italianate
Year Built: c. 1874
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: J. C. Armstrong

J. C. "Clark" Armstrong built this house around 1874.  He was a wealthy grocer, and his business partner, G. W. Armstrong, built his own home across the street at a later date.  The stone foundation was actually laid two years before the rest of the house was completed.  Characteristics of Italianate architecture includes a wide cornice with brackets and frieze panels, small pilasters at each corner, and delicate wood trim surrounding the windows.  The front entrance features a double-door with iron screens covered by a bracketed canopy.  There is some evidence that this home may once have had a cupola.



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