The Gwin House in Lexington is no longer standing and is somewhat of a mystery to me. The MDAH Historic Resources Database doesn’t have much to say about the two-story I-house with its one-story pedimented portico, but it does give us a rough address, “300 blk, Boulevard Street.” The HABS data sheet is not very helpful either.
The MDAH address led me to the 1925 Sanborn map, which shows the house loud and clear, but still leaves its story to our imaginations.
Mapping out that parcel onto Google aerial images, I think this is the house that is now on this lot, and it appears to date to the 1960s or so. I wonder what happened to the antebellum Gwin House? Does anyone from Lexington know?
HABS online record: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ms0122/
MDAH Historic Resources Database: http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=14373&view=facts&y=728
More Historic American Buildings Survey. . .