286 S. 6th Street

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Classification:
Secondary
Year Built:
1915
Style:
Vernacular

This one and one half story residence is L shaped in plan. It has a gable roof with a wide barge board and brackets covered with composition shingles. Narrow weatherboard siding sheaths the exterior. Wood shingles cover the concrete foundation. The windows are one over one double hung wood sash with aluminum storm windows. The front porch has large boxed columns, a tie beam and a solid balustrade. There is an enclosed porch on the south elevation. There is a belt course above the first story windows. A stair railing, and a chimney have been added. This building faces east on the corner of South Sixth Street and Monmouth Street and is in good condition.

The building was occupied by George Wood in the 1930's. Wood was a blacksmith by trade and served as fire chief for several years.

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