Judge Elbert M. Fulton
The Fulton home at
Main and Birchfield Streets, Wise, is a two story, brick veneer, "L" shaped
house. The front entrance is the one panel type with glass. It does not
have side lights but has two windows on each side. Transom over the top.
The flooring is
all narrow and uniform. The first floor is floored with oak and the second
floor is pine. The house has thirteen rooms varying in size but will average
fourteen by fifteen feet. Large hall.
The exterior cornices
are of metal. The interior cornices are of plaster.
Windows vary in
size but all are the two pane type.
"H" type hinges,
outside locks all brass.
The front porch
reaches across the front, one story high, about eight by fifteen feet,
plain round columns more on the Tuscan type. Near porch across the "L"
same as front porch except about five feet longer.
Three flight stair,
closed string. Stair is three flight, but built slightly circular. Very
elaborate. Newels square and elaborately carved, handrail, oval shaped,
balusters square at bottom and top but carved round in center.
The house is heated
by hot water, formerly grates. Tile work around grates and hearth of tile.
Elaborate, mirrored mantels, with Corinthian columns.
The plastered walls
have a border of stencil work and the ceilings have stenciled work near
the edges. Flower motif stenciled around chandeliers.
Rooms have baseboard.
Hall has wainscoting, all wood work inside of oak. All interior doors are
five paneled, varnished. Hall has double door leading into library, very
tall, seven panels.
Common bond brick
work, with limestone rocks forming the corners from foundation to eaves.
Metal around eaves. Gabled type slate roof.
This house was built
in 1905. It has basement nine feet high under whole house. Attic unfinished.