What appears at first glance to be an elegant 1900s Colonial Revival house is in fact a stone Greek Revival house of the late 1840s. The house was built to overlook the Mississippi, and originally it faced on Third Street. In the early 1900s, the house was “Colonialized” with a new imposing two-story Ionic portico facing onto Franklin Street. Other additions were a front entrance with side lights and fanlight, a dormer with a wide broken pediment centered on the new porch, and another porch on the river side of the house.
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