628 Court Street

 

Architecture:

    Style:                        Prairie Four Square

    Description:              This is a symmetrical, two-story wood frame building with concrete block foundation, clapboard first story, wood shingle second story, and a low pitch pyramidal roof. Decorative elements include two hip window dormers facing north and west, and a one story half hexagonal bay on the west.  The full width front porch has Doric columns on block pillars and wood railing.  There are small brackets in the eaves of both the main roof and porch.  Over the first floor main façade window is a leaded glass transom.

 

Significant Period:

    Construction Date:     circa 1914-15

    Architect/Builder:       Unknown

    Context:                    The city water service turn on date was March 1915.  Harlan A. Davis and his wife Amy E. were the first known residents, living there 1918 to the mid-1920s.  Harlan was City Superintendent of Schools located at 323 Erie Street.  Mrs. Helen Brennan or Mrs. Mary Doucher, employees at the St. Clair County Abstract Company, lived there from 1930 through 1941.