1113 8th Street

 

Architecture:

††† Style:††††††††††††††††††††††† Folk House Gable Front

††† Description:††††††††††††† This is a symmetrical, two story wood frame with wood clapboard siding and molded sheet metal covering the foundation.There is a one-story rear gabled wing.Decorative elements include detailed vergeboard in the front gable, and a small inset porch on the right with small brackets and square posts.This home adds to the historic character of the neighborhood.

 

Significant Period:

††† Construction Date:†††† 1894-1899

††† Architect/Builder:†††††† Unknown

††† Context:††††††††††††††††††† This home was not on the 1894 Birds Eye View of Port Huron.A number of families lived in the home over the years.Luther and George Slyfield, both sailors, lived there in 1899-1900.Neil Clancy, chief dispatcher for P M Railway, lived there in 1901.Williams Spearman, general foreman for P M Railway, lived there in 1902.Andrew McLuney, commercial traveler, and his wife Grace lived there in 1906.The George and Theresa McLeod family lived there from 1907 to 1918.He was a marine captain and died by 1910.Charles Perkins, who worked for the Port Huron Bread Company, and his wife Alice lived there in 1920.Delbert Turner, manager of Booth Fisheries, and his wife Frankie lived there in 1921.Charles Bowen, who worked for the M S Tel Company and his wife Mahala lived there in 1923.Mrs. Merle Hope, a widow of William, lived there in 1930, along with Harold and Cynthia Albertson.Peter Williams, proprietor of Central Shoe Shine, lived there in 1933 with his wife Arato.David Bois, an employee with Wheaton F. Co then Mueller Brass, lived there with his wife Florence from the mid to late 1930ís.