Copshaholm

808 West Washington

  • Date: 1896
  • Style: Romanesque Revival
  • Architect: Lamb & Rich, Architects
  • District: West Washington
  • Rating: Outstanding

The Joseph D. Oliver House "Copshaholm" is a magnificent Romanesque Revival Home designed by Charles Alonzo Rich of the architectural firm Lamb and Rich of New York City and patterned after "Sagamore Hill" in Long Island, located in the historic West Washington district. The design of the home features some Queen Anne and Shingle Style influences. The stone used in construction is all Indiana granite fieldstone from St. Joseph County with the sole exception being the pillars of the porch, which is granite from Vermont. The name Copshahlom was given by J.D. Oliver in honor of the birthplace of his father, James, in Copshaholm, Scotland. James was the original founder of the Oliver Plow Works. Bibliography Copshaholm: The Oliver Mansion. South Bend, Indiana: Northern Indiana Historical Society, 2013.

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Image credit: University of Notre Dame Architecture Library

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