Zaring House
2805 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32205-8210

Ransom Buffalow, 1917

This is one of three houses on Riverside Avenue designed by Ransom Buffalow in the Prairie School idiom. Its low-pitched tile roof has broad eaves, and the simple, abstract ornamentation on the porch piers add to the emphasis on horizontal lines. The semi-elliptical arch and the recessed front doorway are almost identical to the entrance of 2165 River Boulevard, designed five years earlier by architect Burt Talley. Built for wholesale grocer C.W. Zaring in 1917, this distinctive brick residence was purchased five years later by Jacob E. Cohen, president of Cohen's Department Store.

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

Photos courtesy of 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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