1015 Rivermont Ave

  • Lower Rivermont
1015 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
Date Built
Single Family
Style & Architectural Description
Queen Anne. Tall 2-story frame with steeply pitched slate hipped roof. 2 1/2-story projecting gable-roofed bays extend from northwest and southwest corners. 2-story square tower with pyramidal roof and nettle finial is on the north.
  • 1903 Unknown
  • Unknown-1955 Mollie A. Smoot
  • 1955-1965 Mary J. & W. M. A. White
  • 1965-1975 E. Edwards Doris & Frances C. Wood
  • 1975-1994 Hayden J. & Gladys P. Osborne
  • 1994-2002 Louise H. Chambers
  • 2002-2003 Branch Banking & Trust Company
  • 2003-Present Katherine C. Webb
Anecdotal Information
Interview with Katherine (Katie) Cyphert on July 6, 2015: Katie Cyphert bought her house in Lower Rivermont in 2003. The house was built in 1903 by Benjamin C. Smoot, who was a contractor. The house was the first on the block and takes up three lots. The house was made into a duplex in the 1980s when the owner’s grandchildren moved in and the upstairs was made into a separate apartment. In 1982 aluminum siding was added and all the decorative woodwork was taken off. When Katie bought the house, it had three pages of inspection orders. She and her husband have since added water and heat to the home. They lived on the main floor apartment until 2010 when they removed the wall that separated the two apartments making the home back into a single family home. The house still has some of the radiators that were original to the home. When they first bought the house they had a ghost that would hide her shoes and line her husband’s up. They have also heard footsteps upstairs when no one else was in the house.


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