1919 (303 South Franklin Street)

Ethel Rice designed this unique house at 303 South Franklin Street after returning from Africa in 1919. Her husband, William A. Rice, had been a plant manager from American Tobacco in Rhodesia (present-day Zambia and Zimbabwe) until his death in 1919. Mrs. Rice was inspired by the native huts she saw while teaching Sunday school during her time in Rhodesia.


The Huts

The interior of the central hut.
(photo courtesy of the D. D. Lester Collection)


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