Address: 400 North Main Street
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Year Built: c. 1845
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: J. W. F. Singer

The home was built around 1845 by J. W. F. Singer, who was an early tailor in Mount Vernon.  Because of its vernacular form of Greek Revival architecture, the home provides an interesting addition to the overall historic and architectural heritage of the area.

The home’s Greek Revival architecture is rather less sophisticated than others in Mount Vernon.  It was built in the basic temple shape with a pediment facing the front, but lacks such features as an entablature or columned portico.  Additions include a small window in the pediment, Victorian window trim, and a columned front and side porch.  A rear wing may also have been added.



North Main/North Gay District

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