919 Court Street
Style: Folk House Style
Description: This is a symmetrical, one and a half story wood frame house with a block foundation and wood clapboard siding. The roofline is front gabled. Decorative elements include a wall dormer on the west, and two wall dormers and one dormer on the east with hip on gable roofs. Decorative molding adorns the top of the front second story window. The full front porch with boxed columns and wood railing is old but probably not original. Historical and visual evidence suggests the original porch on the east was enclosed and covered with clapboard.
Construction Date: circa 1870
is one of the oldest homes in the block and has been occupied by many families
over the years. City Water Department
records indicate service was turned on in May 1875. Cyrus Miles paid property taxes in 1873 and
1878, at which time it was valued above most other properties on the north side
of that block. Cyrus was both lawyer and
City Mayor before he died in the late 1870s.
He resided elsewhere. The first
documented resident was George Crackle in 1881, who
paid property taxes in 1883. George was