I only had a few minutes to look around as my friend was waiting for me in the car. They showed me the parlor here, which had wonderful Greek Revival woodwork. Most of this part of the house appeared to be original. The kids seemed to be interested in maintaining the old character of the place. I can’t wait to go back and see more!
The door on the right is part of a set of double parlor doors. Amazing that there isn’t even wallpaper on the plaster. This is typical Greek Revival woodwork for the area which has an unusually rich architectural heritage. Many houses, both in town and in the countryside, have GR detailing as it was very popular when the area was settled from the 1830’s through the 1860’s. My house is similar in that the exterior is pretty plain but there is some nice woodwork inside, especially what was the parlor.
I believe the design at the top of the trim is technically referred to as an eared, lugged or shouldered architrave.