CATEGORY: Monroe County
– The Blevins home in Aberdeen was built in 1880 by Samuel Blevins and his wife, Mariah. The Blevins raised five children in the home.
– The one-story home was built on the corner of Columbus and Madison streets and is now owned by Mary Riner. Riner lives in the home with her daughters, Janie Duncan and Marjorie Martin.
– The 116-year-old home is Victorian in style and contains transom windows over the doors and bull’s eye molding over the doors and windows. There are 12-foot ceilings in the front rooms.
– A red stained-glass panel tops the front door. The porch and the outside of the home contain numerous Victorian touches, including gingerbread molding.
– The home is not open to the public.
Photos by Bill Kline
Janie Duncan, left, and her sister, Marjorie Martin, stand in front of their historic home, which was built in 1880 by prominent black businessman Samuel Blevins in Aberdeen.
The home has numerous Victorian-style touches, including the gingerbread molding on the front of the home and over the windows.
The original front door, painted white with black trim, contains numerous etchings and gingerbread molding.
Hattie Blevins, seen in this June 30, 1897, picture from the F.S. McKnight Collection in the Evans Memorial Library, was one of five children born to Samuel Blevins and his wife, Mariah.