721 Kilbourne Road721 Kilbourne Road
Among the many large residences that front Kilbourne Road this modest cottage stands out. Though today integrated into this thoroughfare’s streetscape, the property originally was intended as a caretaker’s cottage for 21 Heathwood Circle. This “dependency,” or support building, appears to have remained a component of that larger property until about 1940, at which point it began being listed as a separate address in Columbia city directories. Architecturally, this comparatively modest home features minor Craftsman details that are found in some larger Heathwood residences and throughout other neighboring suburbs.