1214 8th Street



    Style:                        Prairie Four Square

    Description:              This is a symmetrical, two story wood frame building with a pyramidal roof.  The siding on the first story is asphalt paper with a brick pattern and wood shingle on the second story.  The foundation is contoured cement block.  Decorative elements include a hip window dormer that faces west to the street, and a one story box bay on the north.  It has a full porch on the front with a front gabled roof, and tapered boxed posts on brick pillars.  Simple brackets adorn the main roof eaves.  The home is a good example of this architectural style despite the artificial siding on the first story.


Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     1926

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    A house with the address of 1214 8th stood here by the turn of the century.  However, the 1911 Sanborn Insurance Map shows the outline of a home dramatically different from today.  Theodore J. Jones, engineer at the City Water Works, and wife Martha lived here from about 1900 to 1918.  His father was S.A. Jones.  The home was listed as being vacant in 1920 and 1921.  It was soon replaced with the current home.  By 1930, the Michael and Cecelia Graziade family lived there.  He was a line operator for the Times Herald newspaper.  They had two known children, Jane and Priscilla.  The family lived in the home until at least 1940.