377. Plumly-Hanes House (FY 1808)
814 West End Boulevard
Contributing, ca. 1921
The Plumly-Hanes House is a well-detailed Colonial Revival dwelling impressively situated above West End Boulevard with a terraced front lawn, a stone retaining wall, and a double flight of central steps. Its large yard extends south to Forsyth Street Notable exterior features include beaded weatherboard siding, a green tile gable roof with gabled dormers, a six-panel front door with sidelights and fanlight transom, flanking French doors, and a shed-roofed front porch with slender Tuscan posts and a pedimented entrance bay with a vaulted ceiling.
Bessie Gray Plumly, widow of Charles Plumly, built the house ca. 1921 as her residence, but in 1923 sold it to Anna H. Hanes, widow of J. u. Hanes, and proceeded to build another house across the street (see #381)which became her long-time residence. Anna H. Hanes was first listed at 678 West End Boulevard (the original address) in 1924, and the house remained her residence until the late 1940’s. Her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Meade H. Willis, Jr., then lived in the house until selling it in 1956 to John R. Johnston, whose family retained ownership until 1983. (I-Meade H. Willis, Jr., CD, TR)
Servant’s house, Contributing: Southeast of the house stands a one-story frame structure now used as an architect’s office which appears to have been originally a servant’s house contemporary with the main house. It has beaded weatherboard siding and a gable roof.
Garage, Noncontributing:NE of the house stands a stucco and cinderblock two-car garage with a room above. The building of undetermined date appears to be partially used and partially collapsed.