This corner home was built in 1912 and reflects the strong influence of the Prairie School on the housing of that decade. Note especially the wide overhanging eaves and ribbon windows, which show the movement of design towards the horizontal. The front door has egg-and-dart molding and the windows to either side have the intricate leaded glass design popular at this time. The contractor was Oscar Peterson, the architect was P. Hall and the original cost was $3,500. The home was originally frame and stuccoed later.
When you view the spacious living room, you will see many alterations that create a modern feeling. The windows facing the porch were removed as part of the plan to enclose the porch. Woodwork on the porch and throughout the house is oak and many of the original crown moldings remain. The kitchen off the dining room has two oak cabinets that were from other parts of the house. Note the unusual position of the refrigerator, which is in a special cubicle once used for the original ice box. The addition of an eating area off the kitchen and a screened-in porch provides a lovely setting for all seasons.
As you ascend the staircase, note the windows at the landing. These are original and carry out the design of the entrance hall. The hallway walls are a kind of interior stucco in a splatter-dash pattern. The large master bedroom has upholstered walls and the original gas fireplace with oak surround. In the bedrooms and displayed throughout the house, you will see a number of beautiful quilts. Two of these are from the homes of neighbors.