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Bland House

Bland House

This two-story Colonial Revival residence features a two-story pedimented portico supported by four colossal Roman Doric columns, each with a capital featuring molded leaf form detail. The layout of the house is two rooms wide by two rooms deep with a rear wing; the rooms are en suite, meaning that there are no hallways connecting the rooms. There are claims that the house is a remodeled circa 1870s structure that was heavily altered, but its current appearance reflects more of an early 20th century style with the exception of the Italianate attic window. There are two front doors located within the front gallery and a second story balcony upheld by three consoles, or decorative, scroll-shaped brackets. The tympanum contains a Palladian window shaped vent. The interior is relatively unadorned, with twelve foot ceilings, single pane doublehung windows, and an Arts and Crafts style staircase with its heavy square newel posts. It was known as the Ferguson Rooming House in the 1950s while occupied by Mrs. Lucie B. Ferguson. By 1960 Rose R. Bland occupied the residence with Mrs. Lucie Ferguson, and eventually became the sole occupant of the house.

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