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2021 Rivermont Ave




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Address:
2021


Property Name:
William W. Couch House


Date Built:
1913


Architect:
McLaughlin & Johnson


Contractor:
N/A


Function:
Multi-Family


Style & Architectural Description:
Colonial Revival. Classic, 2-story, 3-bay double-pile, hip-roofed with corner pilasters, dentil cornice, gable-roofed dormers and wood-shingled exterior. Porch has paired Corinthian columns on bases. Windows have 15/1 sash. Door has arched fanlight transom. Modified to 2 apartments. There is a secondary building: 2-car garage with wood shingle siding and hipped slate roof and lean-to of standing seam tin.


Owners:
1913-1915 W. W. Couch 1915-1923 Claudine B. Couch 1923-1941 W. H. Bowles 1941-1953 Ida C. Bowles 1953-1994 James K. & Gertrude M. Paulette 1994-2007 Ruth H. Paulette 2007-2008 Donna M. Donovan 2008-Present Donna M. & Martin Donovan


Anecdotal Information:
Designed by architect J. M. B. Lewis, and built in 1913, this is the largest and most elaborate of the many Queen Anne-style residences along Rivermont Avenue, as well as one of the best examples of Lewis' work in Lynchburg. Garage is an exceptional example of this style applied to an outbuilding. House is still well-maintained. The second most expensive residence built in Lyncburg in 1913; the Gilliam Residence, 405 Madison Street was the first.




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