Historic Lexington Avenue home honored with plaque

Published 7:11 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Members and friends of Boyle Landmark Trust presented a bronze plaque to Tim and Lisa Montgomery to be mounted on their historic home at 135 W. Lexington Ave. A Danville landmark, the house was built c. 1804 by Philip Yeiser, Sr. on land once owned by John Crow, an early settler of the town. Originally, it was a simple Georgian residence with a central hall and four rooms, with a separate kitchen. When George Chestnut bought the house in the 1830s, he had Robert Russel Sr. remodel it into Classical Revival style. The massive portico was added and one story wings topped by a balustrade were built on each side. Other prominent owners include the Gwinn family of Gwinn Island on Herrington Lake. Owners of buildings at least 100 years old are encouraged to contact Boyle Landmark Trust about purchasing a plaque to support historic preservation in Danville and Boyle County. For more information, email info@boylelandmarktrust.org.

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