The Riverside Home of 419 Fairview Street



     This home was constructed in 1910 at a cost of $3,000, and now has an estimated value of more than $150,000.  It was built by the McPhersons in 1910 and has remained in the family ever since.  Mrs. Frances McPherson Dickson, the current resident, moved into the home when she was 16 years old and then moved her family into the home when her father died.



     It sits on five acres of riverside land and contains six thousand square feet of living space.  There are eleven feet high ceilings in the home, and it also contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and an added sunroom.  The kitchen table, grandfather clock, Napoleon desk, and many other furniture items date back to the home’s construction.   



     Since he has lived there, Mr. Dickson has hand-sanded and revarnished the original floorboards.  When four large oak trees fell on the home during Hurricane Lilli in 2002, the sunroom was destroyed, and the sides of the home were damaged as well.  Since then, he has repaired these problems and restored the home to its former glory.