George Couper Gibbs House
2717 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32205-8208

Mellen C. Greeley, 1914

This house is important not only as one of architect Mellen Greeley’s finest residential designs but also for its interesting blending of the Prairie School and Shingle styles of architecture. The Prairie style is evidenced by the extremely broad eaves, horizontal emphasis on wooden trim, and abstract capitals on the porch piers. The Shingle style is also apparent here, with stained cypress shingles covering most of the exterior, including the porch piers and the dormers. The house was originally built for George Couper Gibbs, who was for many years Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court and who also served as Attorney General of Florida from 1938 to 1941.

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

Photos 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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