The fire in 1984 destroyed the roof of the house and porch, but did not damage the four flute wod column or two pilasters ( half comlumns next to the front wall). These were stored in the hallway until being recently moved to the gaage during construction. The columns are the Ionic order, with volutes (scrolls) made of plaster. Historic Salisbury Foundation preservation plan calls for the restoration of the front porch. Currently the front porch is being restored.