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James Harman Building, Lexington County (Gantt St., Lexington)
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The James Harman Building was constructed for Dr. James Harman (1845-1928), a Lexington dentist, by U.U. Campbell, a Georgia contractor. It is important as an unaltered turn-of-the-century architectural specimen and as one of five commercial buildings that survived the 1916 fire. It is also a local landmark associated with the professional community because of its continuous use since its construction as offices for local lawyers, physicians and dentists. Constructed ca. 1901, the James Harman Building is a two-story, rectangular, brick building with a flat parapet on the fašade and a stepped parapet with chimneys on each side elevation. The fašade features a corbeled cornice and wall pilasters of brick, and has three bays on each story. The first story bays consist of a double door with semicircular transom flanked by six-over-six windows. The bays on each story are unified by connecting round arches of projecting brick courses. Four single six-over-six windows with flat arches on both stories pierce the side elevations in vertical alignment. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

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