When moving into an old house we usually inherit a grab-bag of ‘updates’ done over the years. The details of those changes are often anecdotal. That’s the case with Jim Owens, whose family moved into 2636 Roseland Terrace in 1998.
One detail that stands out on Owens’ home is the carved stone columns, especially the capitals.
He said one thing he knows for sure about his house is that it was built in 1914. He said once a man driving down the street told him he installed the columns about 30 years ago but Owens said he’s not putting much faith in that being accurate.
He also said that the street name, Roseland Terrace is named for a rose garden that was once part of the property on 2637 Roseland Terrace, the home built by Catherine “Kate” Compton Sutton, daughter of James C. Sutton, right across the street.