1330 8th Street



    Style:                        Colonial Revival

    Description:              A symmetrical two-story wood frame home with aluminum siding and a cement block foundation.  It has a side gabled gambrel roof, with a nearly full length shed dormer.  The front entrance is off center to the left.  A one-story wing on the south has a flat roof with wood porch railing.  Other decorative elements include a half circle window in each gable.



Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     circa 1924-1926

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    This house was built between 1924 and 1926, and first appeared in the 1926 City Directory.  The first residents were William Boyd, a construction engineer, and Gladys his wife.  By 1930 Louis Strasburg, a clerk at Mueller Brass, and his wife Genevieve lived there.  From 1931 to the 1940s Frank and Ella Shier lived in the home.  He was President of the Howard Furniture Company.