The Rock House c. 1913

225 South Fulton St

This delightful two-story Craftsman bungalow and the Grove Park Inn have something in common. Both were constructed in 1913 during the last decade of the Arts and Crafts era (1890-1920).

The Arts and Crafts movement began in England and emphasized comfort, simplicity, honesty, handicraft, and the dignity of work. L.S. Bradshaw Construction built this home and matching garage possibly for W.B. Taylor, one of the home’s first owners. The rock Bradshaw chose was locally quarried granite. He added wooden shingles to the gable ends, six working fireplaces on the first floor, oak woodwork throughout, and more rooms than one would imagine – six down and four up with full baths on both floors. The Rock House debuted on OctoberTour in 1980, and this is only the third time the home has been on tour.