398. House (FY 1825)
105 N. Sunset Drive
Contributing, ca. 1922

 
This two-story frame house is nearly identical to 1319 H. First Street around the corner (#436), and both were built by real estate investor P. Oscar Leak ca. 1922. The house features a broad gable roof with a modillioned cornice, grouped windows, a small front entrance porch with Tuscan posts and pedimented cornice, and a southeast side porch of matching detail but with a shed roof. The house was sided with aluminum in 1986, but this has had little effect on its overall architectural merit.

Leak, who lived on Glade Street (318), purchased the property in 1919, and the rental house was first listed in city directories in 1923 as the residence of M. Luther Harkey. The house remained in Leak family ownership until 1970. (TR, CD)