If you’ve ever been on North Delaware Street, across the street from the Harrison Center for the Arts, you might notice the B&B that looks like an old-fashioned fortress/ castle. Immediately south of that imposing brick building is a parking lot for one of the tall vintage apartment buildings south of it, but it used to be home to an impressive three-story Queen Anne!
Thank goodness there are a lot of trees to somewhat obscure the asphalt now taking up the space of a gorgeous home…
The home that stood here belonged to the William M. Jillson Family and the head of household served as President, treasurer and general manager of Knight & Jillson Company, a gas supply house on Pennsylvania Street at Chesapeake. The family lived in the “Wedding Cake House” just a few blocks south of here before migrating north.