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Reverend Frank Yarborough House, Lexington County (328 Bernard St., Leesville)
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Constructed in 1906 by the Reverend Frank Yarborough, a Methodist minister, this Victorian cottage is a one-story frame dwelling set on open brick piers. Architectural features include an ornamented wraparound porch, centered by a pedimented projecting entranceway and a steep central cross gable. The roof is hipped over the central core, with rear side gables. The hipped porch and entranceway are ornamented with turned balustrades and turned posts having intricate brackets. Sawtooth trim details the porch fascia board. Two single windows of one-over-one sash flank the central doorway, which is enframed by two-paned sidelights above panels and a two-pane transom. Architecturally, this house is the most ornamental specimen of a basic form that is repeated in five Leesville house of the period in several variations of gable and porch treatment. Listed in the National Register July 6, 1982.

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