The oldest documented brick home in town is the Moses Muir residence which some records date from 1887. Standing a full two stories tall and located on the main road into town, it is one of Chesterfield’s most prominent landmarks. It must have caused quite a stir when it was built since it was so much larger and more elaborate than earlier houses in town. From the front it is quite imposing with its tall bay-window-shaped projection looking almost like a tower. The right end of the building also has a polygonal form matching the bay window tower. The impressive roof gives height to the building and its pyramidal shaped emphasize the polygonal parts of the plan. Aside from the porch, however, the details of the house are simple, without the elaborate window and cornice treatments that one might expect on a house of this size and shape in a larger town. There are relatively few windows. Some sides of the bay-window areas have ho windows at all. The overall impression is of a Victorian house mostly stripped of its frivolous ornament and sealed up tight against the weather.