G. W. Byrnes House
2973 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32205-8128

Henry A. Taylor, 1916

The rich color of the sienna bricks complements the red French-tile roof of this house built for G. W. Byrnes of the Florida Hardware Company. It was designed and constructed by Henry Taylor who, like Ransom Buffalow, designed numerous fine Prairie-style houses. These two men were not architects by training, and how they became involved in the philosophy of the Prairie School is not known. All of the front windows on the second story have been altered, but the pattern of the novel design of their original muntins can be seen in the first story windows and in the dormer. An interesting feature of the facade is the broad porch roof, which develops into a porte-cochere.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 as part of the Riverside Historic District.

Photo by Wayne W. Wood.

• Broward, Robert C.: The Architecture of Henry John Klutho: The Prairie School in Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida: The Jacksonville Historical Society, 2003.
• Wood, Wayne W.: Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage: Landmarks for the Future. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1996.





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