302duff

Address: 302 Duff Street
Architectural Style: Italianate
Year Built: c. 1880; c. 1890; c. 1915
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown

The F. F. White Farm includes a late-19th century Italianate farmhouse, a 19th century barn of mortise and tenon construction, and an early-20th century gambrel roof barn, accompanied by a small vehicle shed.  Most of these buildings are typical of early-20th century wood frame farm buildings in central Ohio.  Some key features of the Italianate style that are present in this house include paired cornice brackets supporting the low overhanging hip roof and tall narrow windows.  The large picture window to the right of the central entrance was added sometime in the early- to mid-20th century, likely around the same time as the front porch, which is supported by delicate Tuscan columns.  A gambrel roof barn and gabled shed are characteristic of early-20th century agricultural building construction, showing the use of pre-cut, machine-sawed lumber and mass produced nails.  A smaller gambrel roof barn shows traditional mortise and tenon construction with hand-hewn logs, and is probably a product of the 19th century.

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