Address: 9 East Chestnut Street Street
Architectural Style: Italianate; Federal
Year Built: c. 1855
Architect/Builder: Henry B. Curtis (?)
Original Owner: Henry B. Curtis

The home was built by Henry B. Curtis, likely around 1855, as a rental property.  Curtis, besides being a very wealthy banker, lawyer, and businessman, was also an amateur architect, and it is thought that he may have also designed this building.

Its basic three-bay façade, sidelights and transom surrounding the front door, and recessed frieze panels, lend a Greek Revival appearance to this narrow building.  A paired bracketed cornice, running along the front overhanging eaves, is the building’s only Italianate feature, and may have been added after its original completion.

 


 

North Main/North Gay District

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