1017 7th Street

 

Architecture:

††† Style:††††††††††††††††††††††† Folk House Style†††††††††

††† Description:††††††††††††† This is a one-story wood frame structure with aluminum and vertical wood siding and a concrete block foundation.The roofline is cross-gabled with a dominant front gable.The south wing has a side gabled roof with a large segmental arched dormer facing the street.The roof of this wing extends over a front facing porch having modern wrought iron railing.There is also a flat addition on the rear.

 

Significant Period:

††† Construction Date:†††† circa 1880ís

††† Architect/Builder:†††††† Unknown

††† Context:††††††††††††††††††† The first known resident was Francis M. Pomeroy in 1888, a ticket agent for C & C T Railway.Robert C. McIntyre, a cashier at the Tunnel Depot, lived there in 1893-94.Alfred Lee, a grocer at 624 Water Street, lived there by 1899.Otto L. and wife Frances K. Hill lived there from 1901 to 1918.Otto worked at Peter Hill & Son Lumber Company, which by 1918 was known as the Otto Hill Lumber Company.He was Alderman of the 6th Ward and Commissioner of Public Works.His parents, Peter and Ernstina(Ernest) Hill emigrated from Germany to Port Huron in 1856. They were neighbors.Julius and Mayme Kaumeier lived there next, from 1920 to at least 1940.He was the proprietor of Kaumeier Motor Sales.