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Y.M. Rizer House/ Mapleshade

Updated: Jun 4

Photo by Skye Marthaler

Y. M. Rizer House / Mapleshade was built in 1874 on 200 acres on Del Rio Pike north of Franklin - current address is likely 2950 Del Rio Ct. The style was Italianate and Second Empire. Cecilia Harriet “Hattie” Baugh (1856-1932) inherited land from her father, Joseph, and built the house when she married Young Matthew (Y.M.) Rizer (1851-1941) in 1874. He was a local merchant with a mill and other businesses. They had 200 acres. The house remained in the family until the mid-1900s. The lands likely stretched from west of Hillsboro Rd. and north of Del Rio Pike westward to teh north turn of Del Rio Pike. From the 1950s to the 1980s, the Joe Reese family owned the property. During those thirty years, the home was locally as the Joe Reese Home.

By 1988, the property held only 2 acres and was owned by the Monsanto Co. In 2004, Ronald Voss, Jr. owned the property. They continue to own the home, and in 2012, sold a portion of the land to Goodall Homes which has developed a new subdivision, Rizer Point. Rizer named the house Mapleshade. The families are remembered by Reese Dr. Reese Creek, Rizer Point Dr. NRHP 1988


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