720 Union Street

 

Architecture:

Style: Folk House Front Gable Style

Description: This is a two-story wood frame structure with vinyl siding and a beveled concrete block foundation. The full width front porch has a front gabled roof, square tapered wood columns on brick supports, and wood railing. Left of the front door is a ribbon of three double hung windows. There is a small one-story addition with a shed roof on the west side of the house.

 

 

Significant Period:

Construction Date: 1933

Architect/Builder: Unknown

Context: City Water Service was turned on 8/17/1933. The Fred and Lillian Wetzel family lived there in the 1930s and 1940s. Fred was an employee of A E M Wire Company. By 1950, Fred Anderson and his wife Josephine lived there. He was employed by Grand Trunk Railway. Another home, which no longer exists, lay toward the rear of the lot, 1305-1/2 7th Street.