John C. Ryan, Sr. House – Ryan Place

This large two-story wood-framed house has a rectangular plan with a veneer of pale buff brick and hipped roof clad in glazed green tile. The house is symmetrically composed, with central pedimented portico supported by paired Ionic columns. Shuttered windows are set regularly along the façade. Transomed double doors communicate with a full terrace. This very dignified house was built in 1917 as the residence of John C. Ryan, Jr., and his wife Lucy. Ryan was the son of developer John C. Ryan, Sr. The elder Ryan and his wife Elizabeth, for whom Elizabeth Boulevard was named, moved into this house at a later time. Both lived here until their deaths — his in 1928 at age 64, and hers in 1956 at age 86. The house appears to be eligible for the National Register for its architectural significance and for its association with the Ryan family. The John C. Ryan, Sr. House was designated Demolition Delay in 1995.

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