Hiram B. Scutt Mansion

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Hiram B. Scutt Mansion — 206 Broadway

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The Hiram B. Scutt Mansion is a west-facing, three-story, red brick, Second Empire/Italianate style structure built circa 1882 on a Joliet limestone foundation. The Mansion was designed by architect James Weese for Hiram Scutt, a prominent Joliet businessman who was President of Citizens Electric Company and held numerous early patents on barbed wire. The mansion thus became known as "Barb Villa." The structure is dominated by a 3½ story protruding tower and is capped with a Second Empire mansard roof. A distinctive, bracketed tin cornice, interspersed with disc bosses, accents the mansard roof. The structure is a Local Landmark and individually listed on the National Register.

In later years, the home served as a residence for young women and was called the "Hannah Harwood Girl's Home".