Wendell family of 5 loses all possessions in fire that destroyed 1800s historic dream home
A heavy fire response team battled flames at a historic home in Wendell on Thursday morning.Posted — Updated
A heavy fire response team battled flames at a historic home in Wendell on Thursday morning.
Plumes of smoke obscured the tree line on Marshburn Road, and flames could be seen coming through the roof.
Built by Dan Marshburn as a two-room log house in the 19th century, later additions included a one-story triple-A-roofed house, and a second story added to the front frame section. Later, his son added a kitchen and dining room.
"The historic house had retained many of its historic pieces, including original weatherboards, boxed eaves, a metal roof, four-over-four wood-sash windows, and a one-light-over-two-panel door sheltered by a wrap-around porch supported by tapered porch posts," reads the survey.
"They lost their cherished dream home on Marshburn Road in Wendell," says the GoFundMe page, which has gained over $7,000 in support so far.
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