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1015 Rivermont Ave




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Address:
1015 Rivermont Ave


Property Name:
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Date Built:
1903


Architect:
N/A


Contractor:
N/A


Function:
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.


Owners:
1903-Unknown Unknown owners 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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