Davison House

Davison House

MASW-9
532 West Main Street, Richmond
1933

This house is one of only a few examples in Richmond of the Colonial Revival style in a multi-residence building. A local contractor, Jack Nelson, built this brick structure for Nanny May Davidson (1896-1966) in 1933.

The building has a broken pedimented entrance in a gable end. Returns embellish the gable end that faces Main Street, and four narrow round-arched windows provide a symmetrical facade. Decorative ironwork balconies extend from these arched openings. Glass doors separate, without enclosing, the formal rooms on the interior. Carved wooden mantels, marble facings, and fluted wooden pilasters ornament the fireplaces. 

Samuel Freeman Miller (1816-1890), associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court from 1862-1890, lived on this site during his childhood.