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This home is one of the newer ones on the tour. It is being opened for the tour today by its new owners before they move in.

There are two permits listed for the property. In 1906, there was a permit taken out for a two-flat, which was not built. The permit, in February, 1907, was for a single family home. It was built for V.C. Hauser at a cost of $3600. No architect name was given, but the contractor was A. Hanson.

It is an American foursquare with a full front porch, with slim Doric columns placed symmetrically with one on each side of the central staircase. The railing is probably a replacement. On the fa├žade, the windows to the living room are grouped together in threes with a horizontal panel. This design is sometimes found on much older homes. The panel above may have had a stained glass. On the right side of the door is a rather large window with a horizontal panel that lights the reception hall. On the second floor, there are two windows, one for each room that faces front. The siding on the house is the traditional narrow board siding. The third floor attic window emphasizes the horizontal rather than the vertical designs of the other older homes on the tour.

The reception hall is bright, with windows on two walls. The original staircase and handrail are still there and the oak floors are original. All the other wood work has been painted white. Many of the windows have their original crown moldings. What distinguishes this home are the many windows, usually on two walls, so that each room is bathed in light.

The living room at the front of the house has windows overlooking the porch and a bowed bay facing north. It has three windows. This room opens into the dining room which has another bay and additional window facing the back yard. This is a light room at all times of the day. Off the dining room is the kitchen.

The kitchen has been updated with white cabinets. It has an exit through a small service porch to the yard. It also has two windows. Plans are in the works to add on to the back of the house, so imagine what could be done to make a den or entertainment area off the kitchen and dining room.

On the second floor there were four bedrooms. One has been altered to be part of the full bath. The master bedroom is in the traditional location, in the front of the house, and shares the stacked bay with the living room. The remaining bedrooms are on the corners of the house and have windows on both walls. The floors upstairs are maple.