A. B. Loveman residence
The A. B. Loveman residence is an early 20th-century Neoclassical home at 2956 Rhodes Circle in South Highlands, built for retailer A. B. Loveman circa 1908. The 2-story, 5,744-square-foot building now serves as the offices of Candace B. Peeples Family Law.
The simple block of the house is made monumental by the richly detailed and pedimented portico with its clustered Corinthian columns and detail moldings. Although the identity of the architect is obscure, it is attributed to the firm of Wheelock, Joy, and Wheelock. It is thought to have been at least partially designed by Thomas Walter III, grandson of U.S. Capitol architect Thomas Ustick Walter.
The house remained in the Loveman family for two generations. The former carriage house at the rear of the property had been a secondary residence for the family of A. G. Gaston, a pioneering African-American businessman, whose mother worked as a cook for the Loveman family.
Back on the market in the early 1980s, attorney David Shelby purchased it for himself and his law partner Robert Roden for use as the offices of their Shelby Roden law partnership. Shelby restored the house, retaining original materials and features, creating minimal changes to the interior arrangements and completely refurbishing the exterior.