2460 Rivermont Ave

  • Upper Rivermont
  • Business
Property Name
The Residence Bed and Breakfast
Date Built
McLaughlin & Johnson
Single Family/B&B
Style & Architectural Description
Bungalow/Craftsman. 2-story, 3-bay hip-roofed, stuccoed brick ho use with Spanish tile roof and wide overhanging eaves. Windows are tripartite, some with 8/1 sash. Small bracketed hood is over central door. Enclosed porch is on the east side.
  • 1915-1953 Randolph-Macon Woman's College
  • 1953-1983 RMWC Trust
  • 1983-1987 Wayne Donald & McGinnis Kaye 
  • 1987-1992 Joanne O. Caylor
  • 1992-Present George V. & Joanne O. Caylor
Anecdotal Information
This building is currently The Residence bed and Breakfast. Interview with Joanne & George Caylor on June 9, 2010: Joanne and George Caylor moved to Lynchburg from Germany in 1987 after reading an article placing Lynchburg as one of the safest cities in the 1980s. They liked the area and eventually settled on buying the home on Rivermont. The house was built in 1915 and used by Randolph-Macon Woman’s College as a home for their presidents starting with William Webb, until 1983 when they sold it. The former president’s house has hosted celebrities such as Pearl S. Buck and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as hosting President Gerald Ford for breakfast. In 1998 the house was turned into The Residence Bed & Breakfast. For June 16, 2010 interview with former resident William Quillian, please see "Rivermont Memories" under "About Us."


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Gerard Sherayko

Department of History

Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503