484. House (FY 1904)
1251 W. Fourth Street
Contributing, ca. 1920’s

 
This unusual two-story house is starkly simple. It is characterized by stuccoed walls, a hip roof with widely overhanging eaves which break in a segmental arch over the center bay, six-over-one sash windows, and a hip-roofed entrance porch with replacement posts. A wooden stair to the second story apartment has been added to the exterior, but it has little effect on the overall integrity of the house.

 

The first tax listing for the property was in 1919 with John A. Kester, who was president of Kester Machinery Company He probably built the house soon thereafter as rental property, for although he owned it until 1954, he never lived here. (TR, CD)