The 92 Harrison Street House is an exceptionally fine and remarkably intact example of the vernacular Greek Revival style and representative of the first period of development as Harrison Street was transitioning into a village enclave.
Thought to be the oldest on the street, constructed around 1853-54 for Richard G. Smith, most likely as an investment property, the 2½ story clapboard house is sited on a large lot at the junction of Harrison and Quinn Streets making it a focal point for the immediate neighborhood. One of ten houses constructed on Harrison Street prior to 1860 as Stapleton was transitioning into a denser neighborhood, the 92 Harrison Street House is the only example of the temple form design on the street.
The house sits on a raised brick basement and features a one-story, full-width porch, corner pilasters supporting a heavy cornice with frieze and architrave separated by a dentil course, and pedimented gable. There are floor-to-ceiling parlor windows and a tripartite lunette in the gable. Across the rear façade is a two-story, enclosed, shed-roof porch with multi-light windows (constructed by 1898 and enclosed by 1907).
HDC named Harrison Street as one of our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods in 2013.
STATUS Designated Individual Landmark
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