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Baines House

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THIS IS A STOP ON THE SALADO NATIONAL LANDMARKS TOUR - PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANY PRIVATE BUSINESS OR RESIDENTS AT THIS LANDMARK.

The George Washington Baines House, built ca. 1866, represents an original constmction in the Greek Revival mode, with later modification to transform the attic into usable space (photos 14, 15). Among i t s Greek Revival traits are the symmetrical placement of the double-door entrance with transom and sidelights, and the use of double-hung windows with six-over-six lights. Square columns supporting a projecting portico detailed with dentils can also be cited. Yet the high-pitched roof with intersecting gables, and the proportions of the pediment above the portico, are more characteristic of Victorian architecture. Also, both historic and physical evidence suggests that the roofline was altered in the 19th century. The owners of the house have just completed a thorough restoration of the property, largely returning i t to i t s middle 19th-century condition.
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