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Norburn Terrace

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright RHDC
Street Address: 
212 Lafayette Road
Date: 
1899

Designed by architect A. G. Bauer, Norburn Terrace is an excellent example of Victorian-era residential design. Originally sited on a fifteen-acre tract carved from the Mordecai Plantation, Norburn Terrace boasted picturesque grounds with meandering walks. Although the grounds have been much reduced in size, the house still presents a romantic complexity with its three-story central tower and rambling porch. Private residence.

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