1315 8th Street

 

Architecture:

    Style:                        Folk

    Description:              This is a two-story wood frame structure, with cement siding and a cut stone foundation.  The roofline is front gabled, with a low pitch.  The full width front porch has a hipped roof, Doric columns, and wood railing.  There is a small one-story addition on the south side.

 

Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     1900

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    This address is first listed in the 1901 City Directory.  Wallace and Alice Murray were the first residents, and lived there until 1909.  He was employed by the boot and shoe wholesale business at 926 Sixth Street.  Rev. Hugh McCarroll, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, lived there with his wife Ada in 1913.  Fred Adams Jr., pressman for Riverside Printing, lived there with his wife Ruth from 1915 to 1916.  Charles Seydell, a laborer, lived there with his wife Dorinda in 1918.  The Brothwell family lived there from 1920 until at least 1940.  Frank Brothwell, a farmer, lived there with his wife Armintha as of 1920.  Children included Helen and Mabel.  By 1930, the elder Brothwells were gone, at which time Claude and Agnes Brothwell lived there.  He was employed by Pressed Metals, and they lived there until at least 1940.