Judge Elbert M. Fulton Home

     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.


 

 
 
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