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1300 Block of Dayton Street

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Early in the century Edward and Rose King built several houses, primarily Craftsman-inspired, on this block. The first was the clapboard, hip-roofed bungalow (1908) at 1360 Dayton, which still has a chicken coop in the backyard. They also erected another clapboard bungalow (1910) at 1356 Dayton, in an area Rose remembered as having “wide board sidewalks, no trees, tall weeds, and good pheasant hunting to the south.” The one-and-one-half-story house has square porch posts with brackets at the eaves and decorative pierced wood scallops on the front gable. King, a salesman for a lumber company, used mahogany wood-work inside the two-story stuccoed brick house (1912) at 1390 Dayton. After his death, his wife took in tuberculosis patients as boarders to pay off the mortgage. The house retains its original French-style front door, built-in china cabinet, ceiling beams, and two-story sleeping porch.

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Thomas J. Noel

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