Pearce, Christopher C. and Iris, house
103 Overbrook Circle
November 11 2002
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2-story, frame, side-gable house w/2 front gables; front-gable entry hood; single-leaf door w/sidelights; 6/1 and casement windows; brick foundation; German siding; operable shutters; 1-story, flat-roof wing
The house was built as Greenville's 1924 Model Home at a cost of $7,000 and placed third in competition sponsored by the Better Homes in America Movement. Possibly built by the Woodside brothers to promote their new subdivision (Mrs. Robert I. Woodside chaired the Better Homes Week activities for the Woman's Bureau of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce in 1923 and 1924), the property was sold to Franklin Smith by the end of 1924. In 1929, after a sucession of other owners, Christopher C. Pearce Jr. purchased the house and resided there with his family for the next fifty years. Pearce was the owner of Pearce Young Angel Company, a food distribution business (PYA Monarch).
Source of Historical Information:
Greenville Journal (July 1926). Beiter and Finnochi, "Historic Overbrook".