Historic Sidna Allen Home

This capricious, if provencial, expression of the Queen Anne style was briefly the home of the notorious Sidna Allen. Allen was member of the so-called Allen Gang involved in the Carroll County Courthouse shooting in 1912. The house, finished the year before the shooting, was designed by Allen and his wife.  It was built by Preston Dickens, a local carpenter, with Allen assisting.  Allen dreamed of the finest house in Carroll County, and the house was his dream come true until confiscated by the state after his conviction for the courthouse incident.  The property is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The home is owned by Bert and Marlene Widener, who offer tours by appointment. Admission:  $2 - adults and $1 children. Please call to schedule an appointment. Located in the Fancy Gap community near I-77 Exit 14.

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