John T. and Lillian Heard House
Backstory and Context
The building still has the original carriage house beside it, which also has a room above where the chauffeur would have slept alongside hay to feed the horses. Stained glass windows in the house illustrate a scene in Venice, and the pieces of glass were actually ordered and shipped from Venice following the couple’s honeymoon there. The building was designed to impress, which was appropriate as Lillian was constantly throwing parties and inviting prominent members of society.