Kimball Nursing Home
(Horace Davis House)
by Mrs. Kenneth Richardson Ovenden
This beautiful Victorian structure was
build around 1890 for the Honorable Walter Scott Davis, who was prominent in
public affairs and served in both branches of the legislature and in the
Executive Council. This residence was considered one of the finest in the
The interior is equally impressive, with many fireplaces,
wood paneling, and even a billiard room. The house contains 14 rooms, with
the front parlor richly done in Birdseye maple.
This home was occupied by the David family until it was
sold in 1951 and became known as the Kimball Nursing Home. A note of
interest is the Ethyl Veino, who was for many years the Davis' housekeepers,
returned to the Kimball Nursing Home to spend her last years.
History and photographs were supplied by Roy and Grace
Kimball, whom I would like to publicly thank fro their assistance.
Mrs. Kenneth Richardson Ovenden