260 S. 5th Street

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This one and one half story residence is rectangular in plan and has an intersecting gable roof with composition shingles. There are boxed eaves with a partial return. Wide weatherboard siding sheaths the exterior. A rock faced concrete block foundation supports the building. The windows are one over one double hung wood sash and fixed pane. The front porch has a rock faced concrete block balustrade and square posts with paired boxed piers. The building has been resided, a window added to the front gable end, and two porch posts have been replaced with wrought iron supports. The building faces east on South Fifth Street and is in good condition.


An early resident of the building was Sidae Walker, a local hop farmer. Melford Nelson, a teacher, occupied the building in the late 1930's and 1940's.


NC= Not Eligible/ Non-Contributing

NHD= Listed in Historic District

Comments: Replaced porchposts, porch partially enclosed; some intact wood windows, some vinyl windows; some double-drop weatherboard
is visible behind the vinyl being removed. Two NC outbuildings.

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260 S. 5th Street