Lapham-Patterson House

May 6th, 2015 by Red Hills

The Lapham-Patterson House is a Queen Ann-style cottage built during the winter of 1884-1885 for Chicago shoe merchant Charles Willard Lapham. The whimsical 6,000 square-foot house is a showcase for the progressive eccentricities of Lapham, his architect Tudor Rommerdal, and the late Victorian era in general. It was home to three families, hosted funerals and weddings, and has at various points both delighted sightseers and enticed school children with its unusual architecture. In 1975, it became Thomasville’s only National Historic Landmark.

Located at 626 North Dawson Street