739 Chestnut Street

 

Architecture:

††† Style:††††††††††††††††††††††† Folk House††††††

††† Description:††††††††††††† This symmetrical house was built in the Folk House - Front Gable style.It is a two-story wood frame structure with vinyl siding and a beveled concrete block foundation. To the rear is a small one-story addition.The full width front porch has been enclosed.The primary decorative element, a leaded window flanked by two taller double hung windows, is located on the west side.An attached garage on the east side was built in 2000, with vinyl siding and a side sloped roof.

 

Significant Period:

††† Construction Date:†††† circa 1913

††† Architect/Builder:†††††† Unknown

†† Context:††††††††††††††††††† This home replaced a home that existed before the turn of the century.It was built in 1913 or 1914, based upon examination of Sanborn Insurance Maps, City Assessor records, and City Water Service records.Lawon Castle, a commercial traveler for the National Grocery Company, and his wife Bernedette were the first known residents, living there until 1918.Ray Summers, a superintendent for the Mueller Company, lived there with his wife Dora in 1920.Charles Potter, Assistant City Treasurer, lived there with his wife Marion for several years in the 1920ís.The house was vacant from 1930 to 1933.The Walter and Josephine Hopps family lived there through the rest of the 1930ís.