This 1901 Queen Anne was designed by architect J. B. Stewart, of Huntington, West Virginia, for George E. Thornburg. The home personifies the soft round lines of Queen Anne architecture with a wrap-around porch, corner turret, metal-shingle crested roofs and ornate gingerbread detail inside and out. Thornburg, in addition to taking his family’s general store to great success, helped found the First State Bank in Barboursville and founded the Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Co., which supplied tile for the renovation of the White House in 1921. After the death of Thornburg, the residence was renovated as Poindexter Apartments, which catered to students attending Morris Harvey College students. It was restored in 1989 by First State Bank and used for its offices. Currently the ZBA Financial Group has its offices in the Thornburg House.
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