James Van Hoose residence

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The James Van Hoose residence was a home constructed in 1881 for James Van Hoose at 815 20th Street South where the Southside Residence Inn now stands.

Van Hoose specified that the materials and construction should be of a type to withstand strong storms, and this quality survived a test when his one of the few houses in the vicinity left without serious damage from a tornado which struck in 1901.

The house remained in the family until the Great Depression. In 1935 the house was sold to the Brown-Service Funeral Company, which built their corporate headquarters next door. It was renovated into a Ridout's Funeral Home and later demolished for construction of the Travelodge Motel in 1961.

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