1711 Clairmont Drive

Susan Patton Shepherd House

1711 clHouse. Contributing, by 1926.
One and one-half story bungalow with a cross gable roof, knee braces, and German siding. Hip roof on rear portion of house. Full width attached porch has fluted square posts on wood piers which are covered with German siding. Solid balustrade covered with German siding. Windows are four vertical-over-one, and the multi-light front door has sidelights. House is sited high up on a hill at the corner of Clairmont Drive and Higate. Large trees, patio at rear, concrete steps to the front porch. Mrs. Susan Patton Shepherd, widow of Milas Monroe Shepherd, bought this house for $3,300 in 1930 for herself and her children. The original owners were summer residents from South Carolina. M. M. Shepherd was the owner of one of the earliest general stores on Main Street and was mayor of Hendersonville from 1913 to 1915. The Baker photo studio was located on the second floor. M. M. Shepherd died November 21, 1929. The three Shepherd daughters, Ruth, Katherine, and Louise, continue to live in the house. Good condition.
(Sanborn maps, city directories, owner interview)

Garage apartment/storage. Contributing, by 1926.
Two-story building with an addition on the northwest side. This was rented by the Shepherd family for many years. Another outbuilding which was there by 1926 is gone.

 

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