This Italian Villa, complete with a prominent square tower pierced with narrow, round-arched, paired windows; a deep bracketed cornice; and an asymmetrically placed veranda, was built by local banker and businessman William A. Wood and his wife, Sarah. The exterior walls are orange brick with sandstone trim. The nineteen-room house was constructed with imported French windows, a central furnace, and hot and cold running water. The interior has exquisite ornamental plasterwork, carved marble and wood fireplaces, a carved wooden staircase, and other rich woodwork. The house resembles some of those published in Samuel Sloan's Homestead Architecture (1860).
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William A. and Sarah Wood/William E. and Carrie Gilmore Upjohn House
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