Photo from 2003-2004Architectural Survey Cards, Histories, House Highlights

249 Paris Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It's architectural significance is WORTHY OF MENTION. Past owners include Dr. Blair.


1994 Tour


This house was built in 1867 - one year following the end of the Civil War. It is a vernacularstyle which means it is a local expression of a particular building type. It borrows elements of the Greek Revival style which features a front gabled shape to echo the fa�ade of a Greek temple. Gable-front houses are well suited to narrow urban lots. The round arch attic window is a design element borrowed from the Italianate style. Queen Anne or Colonial Revival detailing are also often found on a vernacular house. The original owner, Dr. Blair, had this home built as a very basic house for a gentlemanfarmer on approximately 20 acres of land -- his own "Little House on the Prairie". Following his death in 1871, his widow divided the property and sold off the lots.

Geographic coordinates are 42.958468°N, 85.655521°WLatitude: 42°57′30.485″N
Longitude: 85°39′19.876″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton