1014 8th Street



    Style:                                    Folk House

    Description:              A one and a half story wood frame house with vinyl siding and a cement block foundation.  The north side of the roof contains a wall dormer.  A rear wing has a rear-facing gable and extends slightly northward from the main structure over a small side porch.  There is a full front porch, the right half being enclosed.



Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     circa 1880’s

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    Numerous residents lived here. The first documented was Charles Hull, employed at the dentist parlors at 508 Water.  James Elliott employed at M V Elliott, lived there in 1899-00.  Clayton Darwood, a piano tuner at K H Hubbard, lived there in 1901.  Fred Templar, retired, lived there from 1902 to 1904.  James Brown, employed at N L Brown’s confectionary and ice cream parlor, and his wife Ella lived there in 1906.  Friend Decker, conductor for the Grand Trunk Railway, and his wife Inez lived there from 1909 to 1910.  George and Bella Cheney lived here the longest, from 1912 to the 1930s.  George was a blacksmith, first at 614 Butler then at 614 Grand River.  Their son Albert Cheney, employed by Mueller Brass, and his wife Ina continued living there as late as 1938.  By 1940, the home was subdivided into 1014 and 1014 ˝.