15. Wadsley House (FY 1535)

137 West End Boulevard
Contributing, ca. 1916

Irregularity of form is the primary characteristic of this one-and-a-half-story frame house which shows the influences of both the late Victorian and Craftsman periods. The roof is an unusual combination of steep pyramidal, gable, and shed forms. The recessed entrance is sheltered by a corner wrap-around porch with tapered wood posts, stuccoed plinths, and a solid shirt. Windows on the projecting left front bay are paired and tripled. Aluminum siding has been added since 1950, but the house remains an unusual architectural expression which contributes to the visual and historical character of the street.

The J.W. Wadsley family was the longest owner-occupant, from 1933 to 1973. (SM, TR, CD)


1917 Sanborn Map, page 86 at “121” West End