Address: 307 North Main Street
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Year Built: c. 1850
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Orlo Sperry

The home was built about 1853 by Orlo Sperry, who was a wealthy dry goods merchant.  Little is known about the original owner, but the home remained in the Sperry family for many years after his death.  Because of its many fine architectural qualities and significance to local history, the home contributes much to the make-up of the North Main Street area.

The home is among Mount Vernon’s finest Greek Revivals.  Original features include a well-proportioned pediment facing the street, full entablature, 6-over-6 sash windows, sidelights and transom, and a Doric portico.  A front bay window in the Italianate style was added later.  An Italianate side porch and a large rear addition were constructed rather early.  The interior is very nicely preserved, and includes a cantilever staircase.

 


 

North Main/North Gay District

District Properties