Second Floor Landing

Peering out of the window, one can see the old tree-lined driveway of Avoca. It offers a beautiful view of the main lawn. Interestingly, the front of Avoca is the side that faces away from Main Street. When the house was built in 1901, the road now known as Main Street was just an oxcart path. The main throughouhfare the entered what would later be known as Altavista roughly followed the same route as present-day Clarion Road.


Family tradition holds that children would sometimes slip out of the window onto the terrace to spend the night. A large trunk by the window supplied blankets, pillows, and National Geographic magazines.