This large frame house has elements of formality, but its overall character is distinctly informal and vernacular. A steeply pedimented portico projects from the center of the facade, and comfortable one-story porches are recessed to either side. Generous fenestration, with original twoover-two sash and louvered shutters, looks out to extensive landscaped grounds and mountains beyond. The house is known locally as the home of three notable women: novelist Mittie Clark (Mrs. Alex McV.) Miller, wife of the builder; Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Rhode, daughter of Williams Jennings Bryan; and Mary (Mrs. Andrew) McThenia, who landscaped the property.
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