309. Charles A. Dobbins House (FY 1761)

309. Charles A. Dobbins House (FY 1761)
1409 Brookstown Avenue
Contributing, ca. 1923

This Colonial Revival foursquare house is typical of many of the simple two-story frame dwellings built in the 1920’s. It has a low hip roof and hipped dormer with battered sides, paired four-over-one sash windows, a front porch with Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade, and a northwest side sun room. The house has been covered with aluminum siding post 1950, but this has had little effect on its overall appearance.


Charles A. Dobbins, an alderman and the proprietor of Central Storage, purchased the property in 1919, and by 1924 the house had been built. It continues to be occupied by Dobbins’ widow. (TR, SM, CD)

Garage, Contributing: Behind the house is a two-car weatherboarded garage with a hip roof which appears contemporary with the house.