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Tucker-Quinn Funeral Home (Richard Waterhouse House)
This hip-roofed near-cube of a house is complicated by three features, all characteristic of the Queen Anne style. An elaborate dormer centered on the front elevation thrusts a simulated balcony on brackets hooped with a “moon” circle toward the visitor. A polygonal tower at one corner rises to a bulbous gourd dome. A veranda, supported on pairs of classical columns with an off-center pediment to mark the entrance steps, extends across the front and jogs around the corner in a polygon before butting the tower. Richard Waterhouse, who probably commissioned the house, served as superintendent in the nearby woolen mill on Austin Avenue. In 1903, the local paper called it the “finest modern dwelling” in Greenville.
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