1321 8th Street

 

Architecture:

    Style:                        Craftsman

    Description:              This is a one and a half story wood frame structure, with vinyl siding and a rock face cement foundation.  The roofline is side gabled, with a gable dormer on the front.  The front roofline slopes over a full width front porch.  Square tapered wood columns on red brick pillars support the porch roof.  All windows are double hung, with the upper pane divided into four vertical lights.

 

Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     1925

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    This address is not listed in the 1924-25 City Directory, and first appears in the 1926 Directory.  The McCormick’s were the first residents, and lived there until at least the 1940’s.  Bridget was the widow of John McCormick.  Cora McCormick was secretary for Williams J. Willson.  Mattie McCormick was the principal at Van Buren School.