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The two-story Young house is a brick structure located approximately fifty feet from the north side of Highway 42, approximately two-thirds of the way from Xenia to Wilberforce, Ohio. The house has been painted white and has a stately appearance without being overly decorative or pretentious. The original house site was over a cellar with a stone wall foundation. Both the cellar and the foundation are in need of repair. The house has load bearing, exterior brick walls with wood floor joists.

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It is difficult to summarize to a particular style of architecture for it appears that the house is ecletic in that it has some predominate features from many of the styles of great houses in the past.

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