*The William Broyles House*

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This house was built by William Broyles for his wife Caroline in 1893. It originaly was surrounded by elaborate Gardens and has it's own Pecan Orchard next door. The entire city block is dedicated to this one house and its grounds.

William was a local merchant who also had a lumber yard, cabnet shop, and also dabbled in real estate.

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Comments (5)

GasGasL€X on March 20, 2013

I can see why people believe in ghosts when I look at these old homes... they just lend themselves to creepy wind draughts , squeaks and rattles... But this is my new fav... :)

Henry Scoggin on March 20, 2013

The Style of this house is considered to be Eclectism. It has a combination of Italianate, Queen Anne, and Second Empire styles.

I lived upstairs in a two story wooden for a while here and it would sway in the wind. When sitting on the sofa with my hand up on the back, if I hung my fingers over between the back of the couch and the wall, I could feel the gap decrease and increase when the wind would blow. :-/

jockswa on March 20, 2013

:))) Sounds like fun..waiting for the place to collapse. First thing that came to mind with this one was the haunted house thing. It's storybook. But so far, the last one (cream with pointed tower) is my fav..but I love 'em all!

Henry Scoggin on March 21, 2013

The swaying bothered me when I first noticed it but after a while it became a novelty to scare house guest with. :-))

Joaquín Vilas on April 3, 2013

Interesante construcción. ME GUSTA.

Saludos desde La Coruña, España.

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