Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood Association

Stop #13 – The Lyon House

2423 West Club Boulevard

W.C. Lyon was a prosperous hardware man in town. He built this elegant brick home at 2423 West Club Boulevard around 1915.

The house displays strong prairie and neoclassical design elements. Note the pyramid roof, prominent hip-roofed dormers, and emphasis on the horizontal line so prevalent in prairie-style houses.

The arched entry porch supported by corbelled piers hints at the classical. The interior is decorated with rich arts-and-crafts woodwork and other details.

The house was constructed of the finest and most permanent materials. The roof is the original and nowhere does the brick, tile, or stonework show any sign of significant wear after more than 80 years.

Mr. Lyon served on the City Council for several terms and often joined with his neighbor, Senator Brawley, to advocate in the neighborhood’s interest.

Written by Tom Miller.