51. James J. Norman House (FY 902)

614 N. Spring Street
Contributing, ca. 1893

The Norman House is a little-altered vernacular Queen Anne dwelling built at the same time as others along N. Spring Street (See 46 & 47). Its asymmetrical plan includes a two-story L-shaped section with a one-story north side wing and rear ell. The weatherboarded frame house is ornamented with wood shingled gables (the peaks of which project slightly) and the ubiquitous wrap-around porch with turned posts and balustrade and sawnwork brackets.

The city directories first list James J. Norman at this location in 1894/95, and the tax records list him as the only owner until the present owners purchased the property in 1975. Norman was a principal in the wholesale grocery business, J.J. Norman Company, whose other principals were V.P. Moir (45) and R. I. Dalton. (BEV, CD, TR, SM)

51.11917 Sanborn Map, page 86 at 614 N. Spring