1022 Barrs Street

1022 Barrs-1February 18, 2019-2

This beautiful four bedroom, four bath home was built in 1904 and features three fireplaces, three bay windows, 12’ foot ceilings, original pine floors and millwork.

Unfortunately, most of these historic features were obscured when the home was divided into four apartments some time in the 1970s. Vertical siding was placed over the original combination wood siding and shingle exterior, porches were enclosed, and random entrances were added.

The building was in dire shape when a previous homeowner embraced the hard work of restoring the house as single-family home. The enclosed two-story front porch was reopened, and a sensitive restoration ensued to rediscover its historic features. In 2010, the home won the 2010 Historical Preservation Award Restoration.

The Jacksonville Artist Guild partners with Riverside Avondale Preservation to host The Art House during the Home Tour. The popular Art House will feature 23 local and regional artists. Works will represent a number of mediums. Participating artists will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work. To view the artists and their bios click here.