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Morgan House, Pickens County (416 Church St., Central)
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Facade, ca. 1900 Facade Right Oblique Left Oblique Right Elevation
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Porch Detail, Right Elevation Left Elevation Porch Detail, Left Facade Door Detail, Left Elevation Left Rear Elevation
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Rear Elevation Rear Elevation Interior, Living Room Interior, Parlor Interior,Dining Room

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The Morgan House, constructed in 1893, is one of Centralís most important architectural and historical landmarks. The architecture is significant because of its evolution from its original Queen Anne style to the early twentieth century Classical Revival style. The ca. 1917 Classical Revival changes included altering the original elaborately detailed porch with classical Doric columns and the addition of porch gables with arched glass motifs within the gables. Except for these changes, and the addition of a room at the rear of the house, the house remains largely unaltered. The Morgan House also is significant for its association with Jeptha Norton Morgan and his family, prominent in the growth of Centralís economy. Morgan, along with his brother Francis established the F.B. and J.N. Morganís Store, a mercantile retail establishment on Main Street. They were also involved in founding the Bank of Central. The former single family residence is, at the time of nomination, the home of the Central History Museum. Listed in the National Register March 29, 2001.

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