1002 Radcliffe

This lovely Italianate dwelling with a circular drive was built in 1882 and features a porte-cochere (a covered carriage entrance). Other details include stained glass windows, a steep roof with cross gables, paired and triple windows with hood crowns, and a tower. The building was sold in 1903 to Clifford Anderson, president of both the Bristol Patent Leather Company and the Keystone Leather Company. Mr. Anderson also served as the Burgess of Bristol from 1917 to 1943. The entrance hall of this house features a wainscoting that is thought to have been made of patent leather manufactured at one of Mr. Anderson’s factories, which was located on a 30-acre plot near the railroad at Taft Street in the Harriman section of town.