G.W. Byers House

Common Name: 
G.W. Byers House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
1103 SE Court Place
Lot: 
4-11
Block: 
18
Addition: 
Byers Park
Plat: 
2N 32 02DC
Tax Lot: 
5800
Page: 
142
Date Constructed: 
1901-1903
Original Owner: 
G.W. Byers
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Colonial Revival
Plan type/shape: 
Square
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Hipped, Composition Shingles
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
Multi-pane over-one, double-hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Horizontal wood siding on first story, coursed shingles on second story
Outstanding decorative features: 
Entry and porch, chimney brickwork
Number of stories: 
2
Condition in 1985: 
Fair
Associated structures: 
Brick garden wall
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
Awnings on front (south windows)
Statement of significance: 
This symmetrical house displays its Colonial Revival style mainly on the symmetrical front facade and in the hipped roof. A small gable is centered over the main entry at roof level and contains a fan shaped window. The main entry consists of an elaborate multi-pane, glazed door with three-quarter glazed side lights. The semicircular porch roof has a frieze band, modillioned cornice and balustrade above, all supported on fluted doric columns and pilasters. Above the entry, at the second floor is a balcony door - also with multi-pane glazing & multi-pane side lights. The house has little other decorative detailing yet appears quite formal. The exposed chimney on the east side of the house has decorative brick corbeling at the top and a projecting cross pattern below on all sides.