10 March 2009

The Montealegre House: a mystery solved

The Montealegre House, 2601 Dana Street (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

The stately Italianate house at the southeast corner of Dana and Parker streets has long been believed to be the Hillegass House. Some years ago, BAHA board member Jerry Sulliger began to question the claim that this house had originally been built on Hillegass property. Jerry’s subsequent extensive research revealed an even more fascinating history connected with this Victorian, now known to be the Montealegre House.

Jerry’s article was published in the current BAHA Newsletter (No. 130). An updated version with newly discovered facts and many more images is available on the BAHA website.


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