Coffey-Gholson House – Elizabeth

The Coffey-Gholson House is a large wood-framed structure sheathed in painted brick with red-tiled hipped roofs. In composition, it is a rectangular block with wings projecting to the south and east which are joined by a hipped porch. Delicately mullioned casement windows are grouped in horizontal bands. A massive battered chimney adjoins the entry at the juncture of the front wing. The house is a remarkable essay in the Prairie Style, contrasting heavily scaled solids with the voids of the porch and thin tracery of the fenestration. Built in 1916 for Dr. Alden Coffey, the house was purchased c. 1920 by William C. Gholson, a principal developer of the Ranger oil fields. The Gholson family sold the property in 1935. The Coffey-Gholson House is a contributing resource in the Elizabeth Boulevard Historic District (local and national).

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