City Directories and History: 1917 – J.G. Barron, 1936 – John G. Barron (Sarah), 1946 – John G. Barron, 1963 – John G. Barron
John G. Barron in the 1920’s was working as a cashier at the popular downtown People’s National Bank. As a cashier he was perhaps also a substantial investor in the bank. This building was credited to Julian S. Starr, a Rock Hill contractor / architect, by the Starr family members in c. 2010. It is one of many such homes attributed to the builder on Oakland. Mr. Starr was not a trained architect, but rather a builder,
who had a keen eye towards design. Many of his designs were invariably influenced by extensive magazines offering packaged houses for easy construction. The current owners, have beautifully cared for the Barron home, as it remains one of the few along Oakland’s corridors which has not been commercialized. See other sites by Julian S. Starr and other local architects at YC Architects.
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