National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County
The houses at 59 and 77 Sixth Street in the Railroad Addition neighborhood were occupied historically by Robert Lucas and Mary E. Rose.
They were built in 1898 as a rare set of builder's houses adapted from a single pattern book design and repeated on neighboring lots in mirror image. The houses appear to be based on the temple-fronted Queen Anne style house with wrap-around veranda published as Design No. 47 in George F. Barber's Cottage Souvenir, a plan book brought out by the author in revised and enlarged edition in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1892 and widely circulated.
Stylistically, the houses are versions of a vernacular type known as "Tri-gabled Ell" or "Homestead House."
Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1988.