2840 Sheffield Road
An Illuminated Block
This 1954 Georgian Revival house was built by architect Howard Graham Love (1923–2008) for prominent attorney Julian J. Nexsen (1924–2015) and his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh Nexsen (1924–1988). In 1966, Nexsen wrangled the residents of his block into each displaying a decorated Christmas tree on their front yards. An invitation he wrote encouraged the Sheffield residents to “get lit up!” In celebration of this community beautification initiative, the Nexsens also hosted a party.