|Beautiful paneling in the entrance hall. (Bradley and Michael Bledsoe)
|Handsome built-in cabinetry in the dining room
Waynesburg has at least two other buildings designed by Evans. One is the house next-door on the eastern portion of the same lot. Built of matching brick, it has an almost identical projecting bay and a recessed hyphen with steeply pointed gable. It was built by the same contractor, Stephen Acklin, immediately after the larger house was completed. When Silveus sold the lot for the smaller house, he included so many specifications in the deed that it is obvious the two houses were designed as a pair.
|Next door, the house with green awnings was built immediately after the Silveus residence. Both have a wide bay with gable dormer covered with fish scale shingles, supported by matching ornate brackets..
|A. F. Silveus during his student days at Waynesburg College before he became a prominent local attorney. (greeneconnections.com)
|Large dining hall addition to the Greene County Poor Farm, designed by T. D. Evans, now the Greene County Historical Society Museum.
|Dormitory added at the same time, also designed by Evans.
|Many of Evans's best designs have been lost including this one. Photo and text credit:"South Side Facts," Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.
He had served in the 14th PA Cavalry during the Civil War and been seriously wounded. His architectural career began after the war when he trained under Pittsburgh architects Barr & Moser at a time when they were designing administration buildings for both California State (PA) and Washington and Jefferson Colleges.
|Thomas D. Evans. Photo accompanying his obiturary in "The Cambrian," August 1903, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 344-345.