This handsome classical revival building, faced with bright yellow brick, overlooks downtown Clay from a hillside perch. Its rusticated first story, with rectangular fenestration, is separated by a stone belt course from the piano nobile, with its arched fenestration. An ornate, domed cupola, with coupled columns supporting the entablature, centers the ridge of the hipped roof. Balustrades above the cornice and around the base of the cupola have been removed.
Several years earlier, in partnership with Joseph Yost, architect Packard, of Columbus, Ohio, had designed the far larger Marion