Steve and Mari Smallshaw loved to drive past the city’s unique turn-of-the-century homes and admire the architecture that developed when Lynchburg was rich with tobacco and manufacturing money.

That pastime led the couple down Washington Street in 2003, past the circa-1902 Thomas Christian House with its iconic two-story Grecian columns dominating the facade.

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