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32. The Blackman-Strader Home

Back on Main Street, the Blackman-Strader home and office are on the southwest corner of South Main and Court streets.

This house was begun in 1861 but was not completed until after the war. It was added to by Lorenzo Dow Strader, Mr. Blackman's son-in-law, who bought out the rest of the family. It has remained in his family ever since.

This is a two-story 5 by 4 bays deep brick house with a hip roof. It has two interior brick chimneys, and 6/1 windows. The front borsh is one-story with a modified hip roof and Doric columns, with an entrance door with sidelights and flat transoms. The rear section of the house is a later brick enclosure.

The one-story brick garage on the corner of the lot A tailor shop originally located on the corner of the lot was destroyed in the Civil War. The garage now there has been modified from a building built in 1882 by Lorenzo Dow Strader as his law office. It originally had a fan glass door, two windows, and a fireplace.