524 Union Street

 

Architecture:

Style: Greek Revival

Description: Symmetrical two-story wood frame structure with wood clapboard siding and a foundation coated with cement. The roofline is front-gabled with a low pitch. There is a wide band of trim in the cornice line under the roof eaves, which form returns under each corner. This continues as a narrow band across the gable to create a large triangular pediment. The full width front porch has a hipped roof with plain brackets, square wood columns on beveled concrete block piers, and wood railing. The double hung windows, with six lights in both halves, are evenly spaced around the house.

 

Significant Period:

Construction Date: 1859 - 1864

Architect/Builder: Unknown

Context: This lot was valued at $250 in 1859 when Joseph Heald paid property taxes. It leaped to $700 in 1864 when Eddy and Avery & Company owned it. The first documented resident was Jane M. Kinney, widow of Charles, from 1871 to 1888. Ella and Emma Plant resided there periodically. Ella paid the taxes in 1877. Charles M. Rowley, a commercial traveler, lived there from 1891 to 1894. Mrs. Lydia Everingham, widow of Harry, lived there in 1902 with Lucille E. McLean, a boarder and telegraph operator for P M Railway. A. P. Meade, a clerk for John Parker & Co., lived there in 1904. Mrs. Emma W. McPhail, widow of Duncan, lived there in 1912. Claude D. Amadon, employed by Riverside Printing Co, and his wife A. Louise lived there in 1913. Carnelius McCarthy, a commercial traveler, and his wife Edna E. lived there in 1915. Ira T. Deemer, conductor for D B C & W Railway, and his wife Thresa A. lived there in 1918. Dr. Ray M. Forrister and his wife Luella W. lived there from 1919 to about 1940. He was an osteopathic physician at 935 Military.