300. Smitherman-Bullen House (FY 1753)
1216 Brookstown Avenue
Contributing, ca. 1915

 
This well-detailed Colonial Revival house is a two-story frame structure with a truncated hip roof, hipped dormers, a side gabled wing, sixteen-over-one sash windows, and a wrap-around Classical porch with fluted Doric posts, a full entablature, and a pedimented entrance bay. The asymmetrical facade boasts large windows with leaded and beveled glass transoms and an entrance with leaded and beveled glass transom and sidelights. In recent years the house was sheathed with aluminum siding, but this has had little adverse effect on its overall integrity.

 

The first occupants appear to have been Johnathan w. and Sarah Smitherman, who lived here from at least 1916 through 1920. He was a wholesale grocer. From 1939 to 1977 the house was owned and occupied by the Cleo and Benjamin L. Bullen family. (CD, TR, SH)