417 Belmont Ave
February 26 2003
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Signficant Architectural Features:
2-1/2 story, brick Second Empire style house; symmetrical façade w/central pavilion and tower and projecting corner pavilions; octagonal tower rises 1 1/2 stories above cornice and is capped by mansard roof w/2/2 dormers; corner pavilions capped by mansard roofs; attached full-width 1-story porch projects forward and is supported on slender square posts w/decorative cornice; round arched window openings w/stone lintels and sills; 2/2; double-leaf entry under arched transom; 3 detached outbuildings
Built ca. 1876 for Charles Lanneau, the house is the finest surviving example of the Second Empire style in Greenville. Lanneau organized Huguenot Plaid Mill in 1882, an important early textile mill. The house was purchased in 1907 by John W. Norwood, a prominent banker and businessman.
Source of Historical Information:
NR nomination. Ebaugh 1970.