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Charlton Rauch House, Lexington County (Main & Cedar Sts., Lexington)
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The Charlton Rauch House, constructed ca. 1886, is a two-and-one-half story, weatherboarded frame vernacular Queen Anne style house with an irregular plan and a gable roof. A one-story wing is attached to the rear. Features of the house include a one-story, hip roofed porch surmounted by a second-story, shed-roofed porch on the fašade, a two-story polygonal bay with a tent roof on the left of the fašade, and a hip-roofed, three-story, projecting polygonal bay on the right elevation with a recessed porch on the third story. All roofs are covered with pressed metal shingles. The porches are ornamented with sawn friezes and balustrades and turned posts with sawn brackets. A locally important example of the Queen Anne style, the house was designed and built by Frank Smithdeal for Charlton Rauch. Rauch operated a livery stable on North Lake Drive on the site of the WPA Community Hall and was a cotton buyer and dealer in general merchandise. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

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