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2450 Rivermont Ave




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Address:
2450


Property Name:
Gish House


Date Built:
1907


Architect:
Craighill & Cardwell


Contractor:
W. K. Barger


Function:
Single Family


Style & Architectural Description:
Eclectic/Foursquare. 2 1/2-story, 3-bay hip-roofed frame house with Queen Anne features and rusticated red sandstone walls. House has quoins and beltcourse of contrasting stone. 1-story porch has paired stone columns and stone balustrade. A 1-story, wood-shingled sleeping porch is on the west. A 2-story bay is located on the east with a hipped roof and three windows on each story.


Owners:
1907-1951 Unknown 1951-1962 Elizabeth & Mary S. Gish Trust & Savings 1962-1976 Elva Jean Newland 1976-1984 James Harding & Peggy C. Martin 1984-1991 Reginald C. Barrack 1991-1994 John F. Carmack 1994-2000 John P. Jones 2000-Present James M. & Lynette L. Shadoan


Anecdotal Information:
A very unusual stone house, even more unusual is the use of rusticated red sandstone. House was built for the Gish family and often visited by silent-screen stars Lillian & Dorothy Gish.




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