Spears-Stone House – Elizabeth

This two-story wood-framed house has a veneer of ochre brick. It has an L plan with interlocking hipped roofs clad in red tile. Eaves are soffited and adorned with brackets. A walled terrace wraps around the front and east side, with full front porch and side trellis. A large gabled dormer with small-paned peaked window is set at the center of the front roof slope. Built in 1913 for Alexander Spears, a businessman and realtor, the house was sold soon after to William H. Francis, attorney with the Lone Star Gas Co. Another attorney, Ben Stone, purchased the property in 1918. It remained in the Stone family through the 1960s. The Spears-Stone House is a contributing resource in the Elizabeth Boulevard Historic District (local and national).

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