David Ball House

36.162766, -78.874034

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The well-maintained Triple-A I-house built by postman David Ball bears the year of its construction, 1906, inscribed on a rear chimney. Embellishments such as a double leaf entry door with glazed panels, pedimented window and door surrounds with sawn work ornaments, diamond-shaped vents on front and side gables, and a wide wrap-around porch with replacement Craftsman supports and a stick balustrade make the dwelling more elaborate than usual. Its large two-story rear ell, contemporary with the house, has partially enclosed porches on each floor with chamfered posts and turned railings. A one-story shed addition, also at the rear, is attached to the main block and abuts the ell on the south. Selective interior renovations have left columned and mirrored mantels and a staircase with ball-headed newels and turned balusters in place. Behind the house, among modern or much-renovated outbuildings are several turn of the twentieth century log and frame structures in ruinous condition and a large frame barn with the year, 1896, impressed in nail heads.

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