This Italianate home dates back to 1834 when one of the largest landholders in the region, Richard Puryear, began construction on the home. Puryear died in 1863 and the property was acquired and expanded significantly between 1869 and 1870 by Chase City co-founder George Endly. Endly was an Ohio businessman who arrived in California in 1868 after working in Pennsylvania. Endly hired architect Jacob Holt to design the current version of the two-story home which features a cross gable roof and distinctive bay windows.
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