Austin Corbin House

Austin Corbin House

Austin Corbin House

South Hill

1897-98: Austin Corbin was the son of the railroad magnate D. C. Corbin. Cutter had met him in Switzerland when he was a student and later married his sister Louise. While Cutter was more at home with rambling Tudoresque styles, his client wanted a neoclassical design. The grand Ionic portico proclaims a patrician character and the elegant rooms arranged formally around a central hall provided for gracious entertaining. After Louise Corbin’s death, the mansion became part of Marycliff Catholic Girl’s school and, until 1979, served as a convent for Franciscan sisters who turned the drawing room into their chapel. This house has recently been converted into an events center.

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Head east on W 7th Ave