375. Masten House (FY 1806)
804 West End Boulevard
The Masten House is a simple but stately Colonial Revival dwelling related stylistically to those built in the West End in the 1920’s. It is a two-story brick veneer house with a symmetrical three-bay facade, a pedimented gable roof with three round-arched dormers, and an entrance porch with Roman Doric columns and a full Classical entablature sheltering an entrance with sidelights and fanlight transom. A slightly recessed one-bay wide wing projects from the SW end of the house. The terraced front yard slopes downward to a stone retaining wall.
Frank Blum Construction Company built the house in 1927 for Alice J. Hasten, widow of P. R. Masten. The house remained the Masten family residence until 1983. (TR, CD, I-Sue Davis)
Garage/apartment, Contributing: On the alley behind the house is a two-car brick garage with a second floor apartment (former servant’s house, probably) sheathed in asbestos shingles with a hip roof. It appears to be contemporary with the house.