Address: 609 East High Street
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Year Built: c. 1905
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Amos J. Solomon

This house was built by Amos J. Solomon near the dawn of the 20th century.  Solomon was the contractor who laid down many of the brick streets throughout Mount Vernon, many of which are still in existence today.  It did not take long for this elaborate Queen Anne home to be dubbed "Solomon's Temple" by local residents.

The house is dominated by a large three-story tower with a conical roof.  A massive front porch, supported by heavy matching brick columns, stretches across the entire front of the home, around the tower, and extending along the side.  The home's many windows have leaded glass panes with sunburst designs and stone lintels.  The roofline, executed in red tile, accents the pale color of the brick walls, and large chimneys extend high into the air, finishing the temple-like design of this home.

 


 

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