One of the oldest surviving houses in Bristol, Pleasant Hill was built for Captain James Harvey Wood. It is a two-story, rectangular, brick dwelling with elements of Greek Revival and Italianate. Tall windows with plain lintels and an entrance with a transom and sidelights reflect the first, and the bracketed cornice and shallow hipped roof are associated with the second. Jefferson Davis visited the house and delivered an address from the house's portico in 1873, but the current three-bay Tuscan porch probably dates from the early twentieth century.
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