15. The Rowan House
|John Goff sold this property
(with a house) on the west side of what is now Water Street, to Archibald Earle in 1811.
|The first house was a one-story log house. A two-story three-bay frame I-house was built in front of it after the Civil War, the part of the structure visible in these photos.|
|The two houses were later connected by
an ell and the logs covered by clapboards, making it into one large house. The bay
windows and matching entry portico were probably a late 19th-century addition.
A mid-20th century remodelling had installed tall columns on
the front of the house. (See the black and white photo below.) In a
carefully done recent restoration, these columns have been removed and the
earlier portico restored, as shown in these recent photographs.