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David Jefferson Griffith House, Lexington County (Address Restricted)
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Facade Right Oblique Porch Detail Outbuilding
Well House

The David Jefferson Griffith House is a locally significant residence illustrating building techniques of the Victorian period. The house, constructed in 1896, is a rectangular, two-story frame, weatherboarded farmhouse with a hipped roof covered with standing seam metal. A one-story, gable-roofed ell is attached to the main block of the house. The house has internal chimneys. The main feature of the fašade is a two-tiered porch with brackets, turned posts with sawn brackets, decorative sawn trim in the spandrels, and turned posts on the second story. Diagonal double-beaded board sheathes the ceilings and walls of the interior of the house. A hip-roofed well house with bracketed posts and lattice walls above low solid walls sits to the northeast of the house. The house was built by David J. Griffith (1845-1926), farmer, county clerk of court (1868-1872), county treasurer (1889-1896), and state senator (1896-1926). From 1899-1918 he served as superintendent of the state penitentiary. Listed in the National Register November 22, 1983.

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