designed to showcase the products of its lumberyard owner, Jonathan M. Funk. In the 1930s, the second owner, attorney Robert Thompson, removed the frills, converting it to a classic Colonial Revival. It is unusual that both versions are fine examples of their style. More common is for “remodelings” to become “remuddlings,” but not in this case.
|Hexagonal newel post and ornate staircase spindles in entrance hall. (Mary Beth Pastorius)
Today, the interior of the house is much the same as when built. The center hall features the original curved staircase with hexagonal newel post and there are marble mantelpieces in most rooms.
|Original marble mantelpiece in a bedroom. (Mary Beth Pastorius)
In the 1930s, two residences were built next-door to the newly remodeled Funk House, all in Colonial Revival style. Together, they make an attractive grouping.
|Fountain and statue that stood in Sunrise Park, now gone. (Photo by W. T. Hays as it appears in The
Waynesburg Commons and Parks, 2004, G. Wayne Smith)