J.F. & Susy Gerot House: 2114 University

This house was built in 1924 for the Gerots, proprietors of a restaurant in the Smeede Hotel building. It was constructed by Will Goodlove in the Dutch Colonial style. This historic photo shows what the Gerot House and its University Street surroundings looked like in the mid 1920’s. The Gerots had a colorful rock garden that, according to reports, “brightened a block that was largely empty meadow.”