Riverside Cottage
901 Spaulding

Designed by the architectural firm of Proudfoot and Bird for Thomas G. Pitch, this Queen Anne/Richardsonian Romanesque-style home was one of the first structures in the newly annexed Riverside area when constructed in 1887.

The two-story brick and wood house has a rusticated limestone foundation, belt course and first floor round arches and turrets, curved porches and stoned faced masonry. A dentilled wooden cornice with bracketed eaves runs beneath the roof.

Note the stone panel that marks the east face of the building's main chimney, with the inscription "Riverside Cottage" encircling a man's face intertwined in vines and flora." The house is rumored to be the first in Wichita wired for electric lights. Other "sister houses" built by Proudfoot and Bird include the Aviary, Fairmount Cottage and Hillside Cottage.