O. B. Gilley House

     The O. B. Gilley house on Spring Street in Wise was built during the early eighteen eighties. It is a two story "L" shaped, frame building with plain unbeaded weatherboarding. The front entrances to the house are
the three paneled, painted doors with side lights and transoms both upstairs and down. The doors have the common type of hinge made of iron and outside locks of iron. The flooring of this house is about six inches wide and uniform. The house is ceiled with the same material as the flooring. All interior wood work is of yellow poplar. Both interior and exterior cornices are of wood.
     Windows have twelve panes each. Size of each pane is 8 x 10 inches.
     Front porch two stories high, at center of house, about 8 x 8 feet. Plain wooden columns. One flight stairway, closed string type, balusters and newels are square and of plain poplar wood, square handrail of same material. 
     The house has two chimneys, two story high at the east and west and of the front part of the house. The brick work of these chimneys is the common bond type. It has the gable type roof with composition covering.
     Judge Miller had this house started and later sold to Judge Tazewell Wells who had it completed.
Wilson Owens was the carpenter who had the contract to build it. It was started and completed between 1881 and 1887.

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