408. Bert L. Chipman House (FY 1835)
138 N. Sunset Drive
Contributing, ca. 1920

The primary characteristic of this simple but well-preserved bungalow is its long gable roof with gable end facing the street and encompassing the engaged front porch with its Tuscan posts and plain balustrade. Other features include weatherboard siding, braced eaves, and paired nine-over-one sash windows.


This location was first listed in the city directories in 1921 as the residence of w. Van and Daisy Cole, but the following year traveling salesman Bert L. Chipman and his wife, Mertie, were listed for the first of many years at this location. Chipman purchased the property in 1920, and the family retained ownership until 1970. (CD, TR, SM)