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Wills-Davis-Glass House

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1827, John Wills; c. 1907. Clay St. at 6th St.

This solid, foursquare brick house with a hipped roof displays both Federal and Greek Revival details. The three-bay facade is embellished with a one-story Ionic portico. In 1905 Carter Glass purchased it and created a usable third floor by heightening the roof and adding dormers. Because it was his home when he authored the Federal Reserve banking system and when he served as secretary of the treasury, the house has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It now serves as offices and parish house for the adjacent St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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