The home that is a unique representation of the Queen Anne style of architecture from the Victorian era at 1110 Ninth St. on the Christmas tour was built in 1878 by the Edwards family, who were dry goods merchants. In 1885, the Swayze family purchased the home and added the luxury touches. Swayze was a banker, landowner, and retired railroad man.
Bulldozing of the house was halted by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Davis in the 1930s.
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hall occupied the home from the 1940s to the 1950s and then Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson purchased and lived in the home for approximately 15 years. Their daughter, actress Neva Patterson, who starred as Cary Grant’s fiancee in “An Affair To Remember,” returned to Nevada and visited her parents when they lived at the home. Neva died in 2010.
Phil and Paula Page bought the home in the 1970s, raised their two children there and made many modern modifications, while keeping the Victorian style intact.
As you step into the foyer of this masterful home, the colorful glimmer of the stained glass windows and the detailed carving of the grand staircase raise your eyes to the height of the ceiling. The raised ceiling patterns were created in a papier-mache medium, rarely seen in such good repair.
Larry and Barbara Howard have recently purchased and opened a bed and breakfast in the home, and are happy to welcome you to enjoy refreshments and a Victorian Christmas recreation.