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1700 Rivermont Ave




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Address:
1700


Property Name:
R. Taylor Gleaves House


Date Built:
1894


Architect:
Edward G. Frye & Stanhope Johnson


Contractor:
N/A


Function:
Single Family


Style & Architectural Description:
Queen Anne. Very individualistic house with a central gable-roofed core extended by several side wings. Round tower on southeast corner has conical roof. Wall dormers have curved roofs. Windows have double-sash on the first story, casement, second story. Porch on the front is wraparound. Sunporch added in 1922. There is a secondary building: 1-story frame garage is contemporary with the house.


Owners:
1894-1935 R. Taylor Gleaves 1935-1983 Annie A. Robertson 1983 Annie A. R. Massie 1983-1997 J. Pr. & Kay S. Vaughn 1997-Present Robert H. & Carolyn L. Zimmerson


Anecdotal Information:
House was built circa 1900 for R. Taylor Gleaves, chief engineer for the Rivermont Land Company. Designer was Edward G. Frye, and this is one of his most inventive designs, defying stylistic categorizations. Sun porch was added in 1922 by architect Stanhope Johnson.




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