The Wells-Greer House was built in 1909 by Versalia I. Wells (1838-1915), the widow of James Wells (1815-1883).  The house was built by local architect William Anderson (1849-1926) as a late Queen Anne Victorian house, with encroaching Colonial Revival elements.  After Versalia’s death in 1915, her daughters, Lizzie Wells (1866-1954) and Sadie Wells (1871-1962), sisters who never married, lived here for nearly 50 years.

After Sadie Wells’ death in 1962, the house was owned by a quick succession of owners, including Dr. Nicholas Edwards, from 1962 to 1963; Herman Zimmerman, from 1963 to 1967; Pauline Curl Bardwell, from 1967 to 1969; John W. Taylor, Jr., from 1969 to 1972; and Katherine G. Tucker-Sundstrom, from 1972 to 1974.  In 1974, the house was bought by Mary Ella Greer (1904-1984), and the Greer family lived here for 30 years.  Mary Greer’s son Curtis A. Greer (1931-2007) owned the house briefly in 1985, before giving it to his son John Robert Greer and his wife Leanne, who owned the house from 1985 until 2004.  Kerry and Delores Elliot bought the house in 2004, and lived here until 2012.  Since 2012, the house has been owned by James McNally.

The Wells-Greer House was built in the Queen Anne Victorian and Colonial Revival styles, and is a two-story hipped roof frame house, with a three bay rounded-corner porch, supported by Tuscan columns.  A two-story bay window is located on the north and east elevations.  The entrance is framed by a transom and sidelights.  A two-window hipped-roof dormer tops the entire structure.




3 thoughts

  1. This is a grand house. Miss Sadie was a fellow Presbyterian, and I remember her well. In school I had to interview an elderly person about his/her life, and I interviewed Miss Sadie. The staircase and the mere size of the house really impressed me. Miss Sadie was a very sweet lady.


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