DeVitt House – Jennings

Vigorously composed of jagged elements and completely sheathed in a skin of decorative shingles, this two-story residence was built c. 1909 for Phillip M. DeVitt, president of Petrolia Land Co., vice president of Trinity Heights Land Co., managing agent of the South Side Land Co., and president of Simmons Auto Co. The house is a remarkable composition; unfortunately, the architect’s identity has not been discovered. It appears to be eligible for the National Register for its architectural qualities. The DeVitt House was moved to the 3300 block of West 7th Street by Bill Massad in 1986 where it now serves a commercial function.

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