Leonard House – Alta

J. Marvin Leonard, president of Leonard Brothers Department Store, purchased several lots facing River Crest Country Club in 1935. The large house, constructed in 1936, is faced in warm orange brick with a hipped roof of polychrome slate. Important features of the Tudor Revival structure are the arched entry flanked by a two-story cross- gabled bay with brick diaper patterning on the south, and a single-story, bowed bay on the north. The house bears a strong resemblance to the Bewley House (1200 Western Avenue) by John Staub; further research may positively identify the architect of the Leonard House. The house appears to qualify for inclusion on the National Register.

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